Famous People in Japan

Takeda Shinji

Date of Birth 18 December 1972
Place of Birth Hokkaido

Takeda Shinji is a very popular actor among young people. The ratings of the dramas in which he appears are always high. He has tried to perform various types of young people and has shined because of his unique style of acting.

His career began from a postcard which his mother had sent. She knew that his dream was to be a big star when he was child, so she sent a postcard to enter a contest to find a promising boy who would be a star,which is called "JUNON Super Boy Contest" . He won the contest and made his debut. His dream had come true.

In the spring of 1995, he sold a CD and began to be active as a sax player. He tries to break new ground as a musician and his challenge will be increasingly to attract the attention of young people.

Besides, he formed a band with Ishida Issei who is an actor in 1992. He also published a set of photographs and showed us his charm.

References: the April number of JUNON, 1995

Reported by: Maiko Akita
Data verified by: Tomoe Yoshida
Date of Report: November 1995
Updated by: Emiko Okamoto, May 1998

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