When Beverly Caimen moved from the Philippines to Japan in 2016 she was a relative unknown who could barely speak the language. Several months later, however, an unexpected encounter with actor Shun Oguri drastically changed her life.

That meeting led to him introducing Beverly, as she prefers to be called, to the producer of a Fuji TV drama he was starring in, “Crisis.” He was impressed and that resulted in two of her songs being used on the show: “Empty” and “I Need Your Love,” which served as the tune for the opening credits.

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