By playing a role, using a gestures and facial expressions, acting is a fun way to learn natural Japanese! In this workshop, Japanese actor, Naoyuki Ikeda, will teach you how to react naturally in Japanese, and give chance to speak spontaneously using basic Japanese phrases, as well as teach you quotes from popular Japanese movies. He will also share his cross-cultural experiences as a Japanese actor working in Hollywood.
This workshop is designed for beginners in Japanese and we welcome those who have no Japanese language experience.
Don't be shy to participate and speak through the screen! Relax, have fun, and you will be able to act in Japanese in no time!
This workshop is open to everyone, ages 18 and up.
*This workshop is for Japanese language learners.
Naoyuki Ikeda was born in Nagoya, Japan. After graduating university, he went to Florida to work at the Japan Pavilion in EPCOT center in Walt Disney World. Naoyuki then went back to Japan and became a junior high and high school English teacher in Aichi and Kagoshima for about 12 years. After that, he moved to Los Angeles in 2009 to pursue his life-long dream to be a Hollywood film actor. Naoyuki Ikeda is now an actor, a producer and a writer, known for feature films such as: String(2021), Another Yesterday (2018), American Hikikomori (2015), and theatrical plays such as: Burai-Standing All Alone-(2015, 2016), Imported Bride (2015), and the column, "Stay Gold" in Japan Connection which is monthly English magazine.
The following is the video clip from the workshop that was held in March 2019 at the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.
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