Seiko Matsuda gives nod of approval to daughter Sayaka’s new boyfriend

Seiko Matsuda gives nod of approval to daughter Sayaka’s new boyfriend Sayaka Kanda

TOKYO —

At last, there is a man whom singer Seiko Matsuda finds suitable for her daughter. Sayaka Kanda, 22, daughter of Matsuda, 47, has started a new relationship with stage actor Ikusaburo Yamazaki, 23.

The two met through the musical “Les Miserables,” which has been running since March this year. According to a source related to the show, the two were often seen holding hands in public and went out on dinner dates. Kanda apparently invited Yamazaki to a Mother’s Day celebration with Matsuda and her grandmother, and it seems the celebrity mom was satisfied with the young man, describing him as “well behaved.”

There had been previous occasions when Matsuda made it clear she was not pleased with her daughter’s choice of boyfriends. Kanda took a break from all entertainment activities rather abruptly in 2005 and left home, which had to do with her relationship with guitarist Masato Kitano, 12 years her senior. Even in 2004 Matsuda did not approve when her daughter was dating actor Yuma Ishigaki (who was arrested last year for assaulting a restaurant employee). In comparison, Yamazaki is mild-mannered and Matsuda has given her blessings to the couple.

Both Kanda and Ishigaki have their own blogs, and their mutual affection is reflected in the content. On the same day Ishigaki wrote about his grandfather’s death in his blog, Kanda in turn composed a poem that clearly showed her concern and sympathy.

The agency representing both mother and daughter requested that the media watch over the young couple “with warmth.” Another source in the entertainment industry commented, “Both individuals are quite conservative. Marriage is not unthinkable, and possibly sooner than anticipated.” 

Perhaps there will be a grandchild for the eternal pop icon Matsuda too?

 

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    buggerlugs

    Owww, argggghhhh. Who cares?

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    bobbafett

    oh man, why cant they all catch swine flu and be quarantined?

  • 0

    bobbafett

    oh man, why cant they all catch swine flu and be quarantined?

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    nisegaijin

    Not sure if this has been discussed already, under which law does Matsuda Seika has the right to approve or disprove her daughter's partner? Fine her and put some restraining order!

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    northlondon

    So how exactly did entertainer Sayaka Kanda, daughter of superstar singer Seiko Matsuda, become famous..

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    Makkun70

    She got Daddy's looks by the looks of it, check the eyesight on this Actor..

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    Wakarimasen

    They express their feelings for each other thru their blogs? Must be a really great relationship.

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    stirfry

    at least its not SAYAKA

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    DJJapan

    Wow! This news has made my week;) Another reason to go out tonight and have a few beers to celebrate. My Kanpai speech will be dedicated to her.

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    jonnyboy

    Not sure if this has been discussed already, under which law does Matsuda Seika has the right to approve or disprove her daughter's partner? Fine her and put some restraining order!

    a mother has a right to express her opinion. and a daughter has a right to disregard it!

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    Sarge

    Sayaka is nearly as beautiful as her mother.

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    larguero

    The article says that she disapproved a relation in 2004, when she was 17. Offtopic but, is it legal to have sex with minors or is it considered rape? Thx

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    benhur

    it is legal

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    Samuraiiki

    Round like the moon.

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    Sarge

    "Round like the moon"

    Explain!

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    Pukey2

    I'm surprised she hasn't had the eyelid surgery yet. Also, is she cross-eyed?

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    Beerplease

    I wonder how she determined he was acceptable.

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    outofmydepth

    this is such great news that i can hardly contain myself.

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    mistersmarmy

    I feel warm

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    Samuraiiki

    Can't you see her face is round like the moon?

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    mrhog123

    If she breaks up with this guy can be the rebound person.

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    yokomoc

    Between the intimate communication via public blogs and the nudge-nudge, wink-wink towards marriage from the agent, this seems a little too "stage-managed".

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    aelieth

    I'm nervous about asking my girlfriend's parents to let me marry her. Ahhh! They're very traditional. Asking the parents of any woman is never easy, yay for this guy if he went and asked.

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    Sarge

    "Can't you see her face is round like the moon?"

    No.

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