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Junichi Okada (岡田 准一) was born on November 18, 1980. He is a member of Japanese boy band V6, which is under the management of Johnny & Associates. He joined Johnny & Associates at the age of 14. He made a big leap in his movie career with Tokyo Tower in 2005. In the movie he portrayed a young college student torn between his love for a lady twenty years his senior and the views society has on these kinds of relationship. After that came Hana Yori mo Naho (花よりもなほ?), known as Hana to Western movie audiences, directed by the renowned director Hirokazu Koreeda (Distance, After Life and Nobody Knows). In the movie, Okada portrayed Sōza, a samurai uninterested in killing his enemy and focused on what he could do today to be a better person instead. The movie earned him a nomination for the Blue Ribbon Awards, but he declined this nomination. Nevertheless, he still got awarded the Ishihara Yujiro New Actor Award at Nikkan Sports Film Award for his role in Hana. Recently, he has been involved in movies such as Kagehinata Ni Saku (陰日向に咲く Flowers in the Shadow?), portraying a young man in debt because of pachinko, and Otonari (おとなり?), an unconventional love story between two neighbors who have never met each other and only follow the other person's life through the sounds they hear from the other side of the wall.
In 2012, Okada played the role Yasui Santetsu, an astronomer who invented the Jokyo calendar used for many decades, in the movie Tenchi Meisatsu (天地明察?) directed by Yōjirō Takita. The director has previously won an Academy award for Best foreign-language film, Departures in 2009. Later that year, it was announced that Okada would appear in another film set for a spring 2013 release, Eien no zero (永遠の0?), directed by Takashi Yamazaki. The film follows the journey of a kamikaze pilot named Kyuzo Miyabe, a man described as a coward yet volunteered to die for his country.