Home > NHK WORLD TV > imagine-nation


Discover japanese pop culture world in imagine-nation



Chiaki Horan

Chiaki Horan was born on September 28, 1988, in Tokyo. Her father is from Ireland and her mother is Japanese. She began her acting career in 2005 in the Power Rangers TV series and since then has regularly appeared on Japanese TV shows. She has worked in news, dramas, as an MC, and on the radio as a DJ.
Chiaki graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. She spent her junior year as an exchange student at Oregon State University, where shestudied drama.
She likes photography, cooking and singing.

Nicholas Pettas

Born January 23, 1973 in Mykonos, Greece, is a Danish karateka, former heavyweight kick boxer, a star in the world of Japanese martial arts, where his intense fighting, and knowledge of the bushido tradition, has earned him the moniker, “The Blue-Eyed Samurai”.Pettas won the K-1 Japan Grand Prix 2001. He is a multi talent and still enjoys a career as an actor and TV personality while running a Reebok CrossFit box in Tokyo.

We welcome your questions, comments and especially your requests which you want to broadcast in imagine-nation.