Be a Voice Actor!:
Challenge Yourself
with Japanese Voice-Acting


Date & Time:

Thursday, February 21


The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036)

Admission Free, RSVP required

Street parking is available near JFLA. Click here for parking info.

Are you an anime or Japanese drama fan?   Have you ever wanted to try speaking the Japanese lines from actual scenes from the movies?  What techniques have professional Japanese voice actors used to bring out the rich emotion and personality in their on-screen characters?

Professionals from the Tokyo-based school, Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA) will give you the chance to challenge yourself in the world of voice-acting using scenes from popular anime and drama and recording tools.  They will also tell you about the actual process of voice-acting and provide a comparative look between Japanese and American industries.

This workshop does not require Japanese language abilities.  Whether you are a beginner starting from zero experience or an advanced-level speaker, all are welcome!

*This lecture is conducted in English.

about lecturer

Taku Aihara
Currently the General Manager of JVTA (Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy) Los Angeles, Taku Aihara has over 8 years of professional experience as a visual media translator. At JVTA, he teaches courses in both Japanese to English and English to Japanese translation. He is also a Localization Account Manager overseeing subtitling and dubbing production projects of a wide variety of entertainment content for major film studios, broadcasting networks, and streaming media services.





Co-presented by JVTA