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October 14, 2004

A Little English Goes a Long Way for Yumiko Shaku

Japan Today's Newsmaker feature looks at actress Yumiko Shaku, who has been a regular on NHK's English study program "Eigo Shabera Naito" (You Should Speak English) since it started last year. The popular young actress got her first real taste of English while on a homestay in the U.S. at the age of 14. Also, working on movies abroad has piqued her interest in language study. Working in the laid-back atmosphere of the show with comedian Patrick Harlan, DJ Jon Kabira and NHK presenter Kazuya Matsumoto has also helped rid her of her English "complex."
A little English goes a long way for Yumiko Shaku

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