Tomohisa Yamashita (YamaPi), or Tomo as he requests people call him when speaking in English is starring in a new late night variety program. Not your traditional, just for laughs or competition type of variety program. This program aims to teach as well as entertain. In Fuji TV’s late-night program, English is not taught in in a normal way. Otona no Kiss Eigo intends to teach English as a universal language, by showing how its used to do various activities.
In the first episode, we see that Tomo is not totally clear about his role and the objective of his new program or that he will be using English. When the doorbell rings he opens it to find a pretty young woman standing on the other side. Tomo’s face registers the shock of seeing a non-Japanese person standing there and speaking English. He quickly recovers and beings to speak. As for myself, up until this point I had no idea if Yamapi could speak English. The answer, he can and he does so well. He even does something that makes an English teacher most happy, Yamapi asks for clarification if he doesn’t understand what has been said. Otona no Kiss Eigo showcases the full charm of Tomohisa Yamashita from kissing a stranger and playing games like CUPS
to going on a location shoot in L.A. to babysit three children!
I look forward to more adventures in English for Yamapi. This show I supposed to be his prequel to overseas activities. I wish him success in that endeavor as well.
Source: Fuji TV