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Shunsuke Kazama gets his first school teacher role

00:54 JST March 2, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

NHK's "Chuugakusei Nikki" (image thanks to NHK)

Johnny’s talent Shunsuke Kazama (27) will play his first teacher role in a long-running NHK TV drama, it was revealed on March 1, reports Mainichi Shimbun Digital.


Celebrating 50 years since NHK first started its “中学生日記 (Chuugakusei Nikki, Junior High Diary)” drama series, Kazama will play the third year, class B teacher role for the rest of 2011 starting in April.


Kazama will play Mr Kanzawa, a new teacher to Higashi-Sakura Junior High.  After graduating from university, Kanzawa and his friends find jobs at a computer software company, but he quits after finding out his friends view life in a very different way from him.  Now re-starting his career, Kanzawa decides to choose teaching.

At his new school the other new teacher, played by actress Ayaka Morita, sees Kanzawa as her competition


The drama series “Chuugakusei Nikki” had started in 1962.  By interviewing junior high school students in real life, the show’s stories focus on issues or challenges teenagers are faced with today.


The two actors will start their roles on the show from April 8.

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