Japanese actress and singer who became known for providing the voice of Yubaba in the favorite animated film Spirited Apart. She was created in Tokyo using the name Junko Nakajima and began singing at a age group. She starred in musical theater productions by movie director Yukio Ninagawa. She wedded percussionist Nobu Saitō in 2011. Her 2001 film, Spirited Aside, included music from composer Joe Hisaishi.