She moved to Tokyo in 2001 aged 18, so that she could get specialized training.
However, the illness of the heart and the brain, both of which are chronic diseases became more serious, and it forced her to stop performing. She is still under treatment.
She acquired many qualifications through self-education, and did various work. (The instructor of a cooking school, The school manager of a cram school, The store manager of an apparel store, etc.)
Through those experiences, her power of expression became richer and obtains credibility. And she returned to the performing world.
By the early 2010’s, Rie’s career was gaining momentum.
She is in high demand in the media.
She has a lot of qualifications on beauty, health and eating. She is a yoga media representative named “TULA” that provides techniques and wisdom to regain balance between mind and body. (https://yogatula.me/)
Her yoga school will be opened in 2018.