He will play the character of Jason Oki, a Japanese-American member of the U.S. Foreign Service who finds himself drawn into Jake Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) and the hunt for his colleagues to uncover the secrets of yakuza crime lord Shinzo Tozawa (Ayumi Tanida).
Deputy Tokyo is loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction tale of the beat of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. The crime drama, filmed on location in Tokyo, captures Adelstein’s daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late 90s, where nothing and no one is quite what it seems.
Ken Watanabe plays Hiroto Katagiri, a detective in the Tokyo Police Department’s Organized Crime Division who is also a father figure to Jake throughout the series as he helps guide him along the thin line and often precarious between the cops and the world of organized crime. .
The series also stars Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Rinko Kikuchi, Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu, Tomohisa Yamashita, Shun Sugata, Masato Hagiwara, and Kosuke Toyohara.
From Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content) and Japanese TV channel Wowow, Deputy Tokyo hails from creator and writer JT Rogers. Rogers executive produces the series with Michael Mann. Additional EPs are Adelstein, Elgort, Watanabe, Alan Poul, Emily Gerson Saines, Brad Kane, Destin Daniel Cretton, Kayo Washio and John Lesher. Fifth Season also handles worldwide distribution for the series.
Takeya is a Japanese-American actor, born in Japan and raised in Los Angeles. While finishing his degree in business marketing at San Diego State University, he took acting classes in Los Angeles before deciding to pursue it full-time. He has worked on many voice-over works and short films, most recently he was the head of the project Legacy which premiered in Tribeca this year as part of Netflix, Tribeca Studios and Gold House’s new film grant program.
He is replaced by AFA Prime Media Talent.