By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

October 18, 2020

Several days ago a student asked me who my favorite Japanese actresses were. I was taken unawares by the question and was only able to respond with the names of two actresses who I’d seen the most recently (Mitsuki Takahata and Kanna Hashimoto). After giving it further thought, I came up with a list of my favorite Top Twenty.

My top five choices would be:

1) Tamao Nakamura (81)

2) Yuki Matsushita (52)

3) Yasuko Sawaguchi (55)

4) Mitsuki Takahata (28)

5) Kanna Hashimoto 21

I also like Yui Aragaki, Mikako Tabe, Haru, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Satomi Ishihara, Michiko Hada, Tae Kimura, Ayumi Nakajo, Mone Kamishiraishi, Moka Kamishiraishi, Nana Eikura, Kyoko Fukada, Tao Tsuchiya, Fuka Koshiba and Noriko Eguchi.

好きな日本女優

先日、生徒に好きな日本女優が訊かれた。突然な質問だったので最も最近に観た2人(高畑充希と橋本環奈)でしか答えられなかった。後に考えて、好きなトップ20が思い出した。

トップ5

1)中村玉緒 (81)

2) 松下由樹(52)

3) 沢口靖子 (55)

4) 高畑充希 (28)

5) 橋本環奈 (21)

荒垣 結衣、多部 未華子、波留、吉高 由里子、石原さとみ、羽田美智子、木村多江、中所あゆみ、上白石 萌音、上白石萌歌、榮倉奈々、深田恭子、土屋太鳳、小芝 風花、江口のりこで合計トップ20になる。

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English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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