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    MY KOREAN TEACHER: New Romantic Comedy from Shochiku

    Young Ung (SUPER JUNIOR`s Yesung) instructs Sakura (Nozomi Sasaki) in the romantic comedy MY KOREAN TEACHER. Photo courtesy of Shochiku Co. © 2016

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    Theatrical poster. Photo courtesy of Shochiku Co. © 2016

    Pop star Yesung of SUPER JUNIOR makes his film debut in MY KOREAN TEACHER (????????????????????, Ikinarisensei ni Natta Bokuga Kanojo ni Koi woshita), a romantic comedy set in Okinawa. The film makes its US premiere November 8th at the 2016 Hawaii International Film Festival. Young Ung (Yesung) refuses to take over his father’s business in Korea and works as a contract employee in Tokyo. While on a business trip to Okinawa, he unexpectedly loses his job and decides to stay in Okinawa for a while. One day, he happens to meet the principal of a local foreign language school who gives him a temporary job as a Korean language instructor. He meets a single mother Sakura (Nozomi Sasaki) who desperately needs to speak Korean fluently to get a fill-time job at a travel agency in order to support her son. Young Ung soon gives her private lessons and they gradually become attracted to each other but fate steps in and tear them apart... CREDITS Japanese Release Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016 (Nationwide Roadshow) Running Time: 98 Minutes Cast Young Ung: Yesung Sakura: Nozomi Sasaki Masahiro Sato Eri Fuse Isao Takeno Kang Dong Geun Mitsuru Fukikoshi Staff Director: Yuzo Asahara Screenplay: Yuzo Asahara, Tomoko Fushimi, Kevin DC Chang Producers: Kevin DC Chang, Takako Komatsu, Atsushi Takanezawa Planning: Kevin DC Chang Theme Song: "The Color of Beautiful Home Beneath the Rainy Sky" by SUPER JUNIOR-YESUNG Production Partners: "My Korean Teacher" Film Partners Production and Distribution: Shochiku Co-production: Shochiku Center for the Moving Image Production Support: Okinawa Prefecture © 2016 "My Korean Teacher" Film Partners

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    About Shochiku Co., Ltd.

    Shochiku traces its origins to 1895 when Takejiro Otani presented his first stage play. They also produced the first color motion picture in Japan, and have expanded into TV dramas, video contents, Kabuki presentation, theater operations, and real estate. The company has become a symbol of enduring tradition as the exclusive promoter of the Kabuki theater in Japan as well as widely known as the creator of the world’s longest-running feature film series TORA-SAN. The company is making all possible efforts to develop business in various fields, including multimedia and co-productions, across generation, national, and cultural borders.

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