Akiko Shima (II)

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Akiko Shima is known for her work on Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Another Yesterday (2019) and The Last Ship (2014). See full bio »

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Known For

Another Yesterday Hiroko Oniwa
The Last Ship Grandmother
Black Jesus Old Lady Tourist


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  The Glass House (TV Movie) (filming)
 2020 Reiwa, Barry Bonds (Short) (post-production)
 2020 Just Roll with It (TV Series)
Yamamoto's Mother
 2020 Mullet Girl (Short)
 2019 Black Jesus (TV Series)
Old Lady Tourist
- Operation SHUT'EMDOWN (2019) ... Old Lady Tourist
 2019 Another Yesterday
Hiroko Oniwa
 2019 English Lessons (Short)
 2018 Veins of life (Short)
Elder Sayuri
 2016 The Last Ship (TV Series)
- The Scott Effect (2016) ... Grandmother
 2015 The Offerings
 2015 Masterless
Mrs. Masuda
 2015 American Hikikomori (Short)
Isamu's Grandmother
 2014 Sway
Mrs. Watanabe
 2013 Not So Young
Eric's Mom
 2013 CollegeHumor Originals (TV Series)
Japanese Woman
- Every Tech Commercial (2013) ... Japanese Woman
 2013 Mr. Rabbit (Short)
 2012 Heartprints (Short)
Honoka's Mom (voice)
 2012 The Full Count (Short)
Kenji's mother
 2012 The Wife Master
Wife #9
 2012 Macc's Law (Short)
Asian Lady
 2011 Blood Ties (Video short)
Joe's Mother
 2011 Needs (Short)
 2011 Conan (TV Series)
Japanese Tourist
- The Pretty Girl Waving to Someone Behind You (2011) ... Japanese Tourist (uncredited)
 2010/I Paradise (Short)
 2010 Suika
 2009 The Pig People
Mrs. Kim
 2009 Hollywood, je t'aime
Hostel Manager
 2009 Ghost Month
Aunt Chen
 2009 The 8th Samurai (Short)
 2009 AmerAsian
Eric's Mom
 2007 Mr Robinson's Driving School (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Yakamoto
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Mrs. Yakamoto
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Mrs. Yakamoto
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Mrs. Yakamoto
- Part 4 (2007) ... Mrs. Yakamoto
 2006 Letters from Iwo Jima
Lead Woman
 2006/I Speechless
Mrs. Sakamoto
 2003 The Nisei Farmer (Short)
Hank's Mother
 2002 Equation (Short)
Hajin (immigrant)
 2001 Audit (Short)
Parking Attendant
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Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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TV commercial - World Master Card ("Japanese Mother"- a principal, in "Meet the Japanese Parents") - U.S. National & International Market, directed by Bennett Miller (Oscar-nominated director ). See more »

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While Akiko Shima was still a teenager, she began her professional career as a radio personality in Tokyo Japan, when she was selected from a nation-wide search and, out of more than two-thousand applicants, as one of three " Punch Girls " ( the second generation) of a popular radio show, " The Punch, Punch, Punch " of Nippon Broadcasting System ( Nippon Hoso ).

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