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Our junior high school play: I am in the front row, second from left.
Kenzo Takada

Kenzo Takada (5) Cramming for exams and relaxing with 'Romeo'

High school brings harsh lessons, but Japanese and Western films offer respite

| Japan

From our local Nozato Elementary School, I entered Koryo Junior High School. I didn't study particularly hard, but my marks were always on the high side. I also often served as class president.

One of my fond memories is of the school play. In one stage play, I got to play the role of a boy priest. It wasn't a glamorous role, but I loved theater, so I put on the white kimono and bamboo hat and threw myself into the performance.

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