15 May '11, 11am

@YUILovers YUI on the Straits Times. #YUI

@YUILovers YUI on the Straits Times. #YUI

Japanese singer songwriter Yui poses during a news conference in Hong Kong Sunday, May 15, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP HONG KONG - POPULAR Japanese singer-songwriter Yui is eyeing a larger foreign fan base as she went on her first foreign publicity tour in Hong Kong. The 24-year-old pop sensation, whose full name is Yui Yoshioka, arrived in the southern Chinese financial hub on Saturday to drum up support for her first full-fledged overseas concert in Hong Kong on June 26. Yui, who was street performer early in her career, sang in the Tsim Sha Tsui tourist district on Saturday and was scheduled to perform at a suburban mall later on Sunday. Yui told reporters on Sunday that she was encouraged by her fan support in Hong Kong. Sony Music executive presented her with a guitar-shaped trophy at Sunday's press conference in honour of her strong sales in the city, which include two platin...

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