Category Archives: Actor/Actress

Mitsushima Hikari – Gifted Actress from Okinawa

I first saw her in the 2013 NTV series Woman. See Heisui’s review, “Woman: Ep 1.” This afternoon, I watched the last episode of the 2014 Fuji TV series All About My Siblings. In Woman, you suspect she’s an exceptional … Continue reading

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Cocco: Singer, Songwriter, Author, Actor – Genius

She goes by Cocco, and she’s a multi-gifted songwriter, singer, author, and actor. Her name is Satoko Makishi (真喜志 智子), and she’s from Naha, Okinawa. Her works and performances are edgy, and she’s socially and environmentally conscious. She’s a one-off, … Continue reading

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‘Karakara’ – 2012 Canada-Japan Film Set in Okinawa

Updated 5/3/14 Karakara is a joint Canada-Japan film, released on August 31, 2012. It was written and directed by Claude Gagnon and stars Gabriel Arcand, Youki Kudoh, and Megumi Tomita. At the 2012 Montréal World Film Festival, it won the … Continue reading

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Yukie Nakama: One of the Most Successful Actresses from Okinawa

Yukie Nakama (仲間 由紀恵), a Japanese actress, singer and former idol, was born in Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan. Her list of dramas and movies from 1996-present is long (see Wikipedia). Highlights from her career: 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jan-Mar … Continue reading

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Gackt

In the video1 below, Gackt2 and Wang Lee Hom perform “Orenji no Taiyou,”3 theme song from the film Moon Child4. Their co-stars Zeny Kwok and Yamamoto Taro also appear on stage. Missing is Hyde, who “was on tour with L’arc-en-ciel … Continue reading

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