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Takeshi Kaneshiro

Japanese Actor and Singer Known for "House of Flying Daggers"

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Takeshi Kaneshiro Biography

The son of a Japanese businessman and a Taiwanese homemaker, Takeshi Kaneshiro has two elder brothers, one is his senior by seven years, the other just by one. After graduating from Taipei Japanese Junior High School, he enrolled at English-based Taipei American School, which enabled him to converse in English. While he was studying there, he began doing television commercials and decided to quit school to pursue a singing and acting career. He is multilingual, fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien and Japanese, and to lesser degrees in English and Cantonese.

In 1992, Kaneshiro made his singing debut, entering the business with the nickname Aniki, meaning 'older brother' in Japanese. His debut album was Heartbreaking Night. Contracted to EMI, he wrote many of his own Mandarin and Cantonese songs. The following year, his popularity propelled him into acting and he no longer produces any commercial music.

His film debut was "Executioners" and this was followed by Wong Kar-wai's "Chungking Express" and a string of other Hong Kong films. Later, Kaneshiro starred in the Japanese television mini-series "God, Please Give Me More Time," allowing him to branch into Japanese films such as "Returner."

Kaneshiro's work, however, is more heavily concentrated in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 2008 and 2009 he starred in Red Cliff, a high budget film by Hong Kong director John Woo. He has also played the romantic lead in Zhang Yimou's "House of Flying Daggers" and starred alongside Jet Li and Andy Lau in "The Warlords." Kaneshiro has also become well known in the video game industry portraying the samurai warrior Samanosuke in Capcom's "Onimusha."

In 2003, Kaneshiro was featured in the magazine Time and was coined as becoming the Asian film industry's Johnny Depp.

Outside of the entertainment business, Kaneshiro has acted as a spokesperson and model for Emporio Armani as well as, Prada, Lifecard credit card company, VAIO personal computer, Honda, Lipice lips moisturizer, SonyEricsson, Pocari Sweat soft drink, Morinaga chocolate, Volvic, GEOS (eikaiwa) (language school), Petronas oil company, Japan Asia Airways, Hyundai Motor Company, Toyota MarkX ZiO, Mitsubishi Galant, NTT docomo the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan, NTT Yellow Pages, Shiseido, Lycos, UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Kadokawa Shoten a well-known Japanese publisher based in Tokyo, Rice Burger, Roasted barley tea, One2Free (HK), and Kiwi cold drink, and the most recent Biotherm Homme since 2005.

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Takeshi Kaneshiro for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Takeshi Kaneshiro, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Takeshi Kaneshiro or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Takeshi Kaneshiro

    Speaking fees for Takeshi Kaneshiro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Takeshi Kaneshiro are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Takeshi Kaneshiro, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Takeshi Kaneshiro speak about?

    Takeshi Kaneshiro is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Asian American Heritage, Diversity Speakers, Entertainers, Entertainment, Television Stars.
  • Where does Takeshi Kaneshiro travel from?

    Takeshi Kaneshiro generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Takeshi Kaneshiro’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Takeshi Kaneshiro for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Takeshi Kaneshiro for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Takeshi Kaneshiro or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Japanese Actor and Singer Known for "House of Flying Daggers"

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Takeshi Kaneshiro Biography

The son of a Japanese businessman and a Taiwanese homemaker, Takeshi Kaneshiro has two elder brothers, one is his senior by seven years, the other just by one. After graduating from Taipei Japanese Junior High School, he enrolled at English-based Taipei American School, which enabled him to converse in English. While he was studying there, he began doing television commercials and decided to quit school to pursue a singing and acting career. He is multilingual, fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien and Japanese, and to lesser degrees in English and Cantonese.

In 1992, Kaneshiro made his singing debut, entering the business with the nickname Aniki, meaning 'older brother' in Japanese. His debut album was Heartbreaking Night. Contracted to EMI, he wrote many of his own Mandarin and Cantonese songs. The following year, his popularity propelled him into acting and he no longer produces any commercial music.

His film debut was "Executioners" and this was followed by Wong Kar-wai's "Chungking Express" and a string of other Hong Kong films. Later, Kaneshiro starred in the Japanese television mini-series "God, Please Give Me More Time," allowing him to branch into Japanese films such as "Returner."

Kaneshiro's work, however, is more heavily concentrated in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 2008 and 2009 he starred in Red Cliff, a high budget film by Hong Kong director John Woo. He has also played the romantic lead in Zhang Yimou's "House of Flying Daggers" and starred alongside Jet Li and Andy Lau in "The Warlords." Kaneshiro has also become well known in the video game industry portraying the samurai warrior Samanosuke in Capcom's "Onimusha."

In 2003, Kaneshiro was featured in the magazine Time and was coined as becoming the Asian film industry's Johnny Depp.

Outside of the entertainment business, Kaneshiro has acted as a spokesperson and model for Emporio Armani as well as, Prada, Lifecard credit card company, VAIO personal computer, Honda, Lipice lips moisturizer, SonyEricsson, Pocari Sweat soft drink, Morinaga chocolate, Volvic, GEOS (eikaiwa) (language school), Petronas oil company, Japan Asia Airways, Hyundai Motor Company, Toyota MarkX ZiO, Mitsubishi Galant, NTT docomo the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan, NTT Yellow Pages, Shiseido, Lycos, UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Kadokawa Shoten a well-known Japanese publisher based in Tokyo, Rice Burger, Roasted barley tea, One2Free (HK), and Kiwi cold drink, and the most recent Biotherm Homme since 2005.

FAQs on booking Takeshi Kaneshiro

  • How do I book Takeshi Kaneshiro to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Takeshi Kaneshiro for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Takeshi Kaneshiro, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Takeshi Kaneshiro or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Takeshi Kaneshiro

    Speaking fees for Takeshi Kaneshiro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Takeshi Kaneshiro are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Takeshi Kaneshiro, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Takeshi Kaneshiro speak about?

    Takeshi Kaneshiro is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Asian American Heritage, Diversity Speakers, Entertainers, Entertainment, Television Stars.
  • Where does Takeshi Kaneshiro travel from?

    Takeshi Kaneshiro generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Takeshi Kaneshiro’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Takeshi Kaneshiro for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Takeshi Kaneshiro for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Takeshi Kaneshiro or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Takeshi Kaneshiro is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Takeshi Kaneshiro for your event is available upon request. Takeshi Kaneshiro generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kelly Marie Tran, Taika Waititi, Riz Ahmed, Phillipa Soo and Lana Condor. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Takeshi Kaneshiro for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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