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Encyclopedia > Akiko Wada

Akiko "Akko" Wada (b. April 10, 1950; 和田 アキ子 Wada Akiko), birth name: Kim Bok Ja, is a female Japanese singer and television performer of Korean ancestry. Like many Zainichi Koreans, she had a legal Korean name and a name for everyday use, which was Japanicized to Fukuko Kaneumi. Due to her above-average height (174 cm or 5'8.5"), she is nicknamed "jotei", meaning "empress". is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zainichi (在日) is short for Zainichi Chōsenjin (Koreans/Choson people in Japan, 在日朝鮮人, 재일조선인) or Zainichi Kankokujin (South Koreans in Japan, 在日韓国人, 재일한국인), meaning the Korean residents of Japan. ...

She is signed to the Horipuro entertainment agency. Horipuro (ホリプロ) is Japans largest entertainment agency. ...

She voice acted as Koopa in the Mario Anime, the first time he had been voiced. Bowser, alternately referred to as King Bowser, King Koopa, King Bowser Koopa and known in Japan as Koopa ) or Daimaō Koopa , lit. ...

She also performed with the music group m-flo on the song "HEY!" on their Beat Space Nine album which was released in 2005. m-flo is a Japanese hip hop group currently consisting of producer and DJ Taku Takahashi and emcee VERBAL. As to the origins of the groups name, VERBAL explains: It was originally meteorite flow, but for the Japanese thats pretty long, so (Avex) asked us to shorten it...

Along with fellow Japanese entertainers Takeshi Kitano, Ken Shimura, and Nobuyoshi Kuwano, she severely criticized TV star Masashi Tashiro after his arrest for voyeurism. Akiko's acusing voice is still as fresh as ever. Takeshi Kitano , born January 18, 1947 in Umeshima, Adachi, Tokyo) is a Japanese comedian, actor, presenter, author, poet, painter, one-time video game designer, and film director who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his highly idiosyncratic cinematic work. ... Ken Shimura as Bakatono-sama. ... Nobuyoshi Kuwano (桑野信義 Kuwano Nobuyoshi, born April 4, 1957 in Ota, Tokyo -) is a Japanese television performer, former member of Rats & Star. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... “Voyeur” redirects here. ...

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