A playwright, filmmaker and actor, Yu Shibuya, 42, has been producing works in Japanese and English since 2009. He learned English during his formative years at Tokyo’s Christian Academy in Japan before moving to California to attend the University of Redlands. The most recent screenplay he worked on was for “Colorless,” which debuted at the 2020 Tokyo International Film Festival, and his most recent play, “Sokonashi Ko no Daiboken,” ran in December to rave reviews.

1. You were born on Hachijoji Island, how did you end up in Tokyo? When I was a small kid, my parents moved the family to Itabashi (Ward). They wanted to get me into an international school and subsequently found out about Christian Academy in Japan.

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