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#10 "I’m finally happy" Featuring Transgender Satsuki Nishihara

Nishihara found a job as a “woman,” came out to her family about her sexuality, and underwent gender reassignment surgery. Then she entered the “Miss International Queen Contest. She had been uncomfortable with her own “sexuality” since childhood. It was watching a famous TV drama that helped her understand that she is a woman. However, contrary to her wishes, her voice became lower and her height increased.What did she decide to do at the age of 16? What were the decisions and thoughts she made in each situation? Nishihara talk with MC Hikaru Takahashi and navigator Yuji.

Guest: Satsuki Nishihara

  1. Nishihara began medication with female hormones at age 16 and underwent gender reassignment surgery at age 26. In 2013 and 2015, she participated and won the Miss Internat ional Queen, a transgender world competition. She founded "Otome Juku," a place to learn how to express oneself without being limited by gender or age. She is currently active in giving lectures at junior high and high schools throughout Japan.

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Navigator: Yuji

  1. Yuji, originally from Miami U.S.A., is currently active as a model, actor, and TV celebrity. He is also recognized as a graphic designer and has worked on designs for CD covers, collaboration items with major corporations, and various other projects.

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MC: Hikaru Takahashi

  1. In 2014, Takahashi won the Grand Prix for the 14th Japan Bishojo Content which led to her debut and immediate success through staring in various corporate commercials. Since then, she has appeared in numerous acclaimed works such as NHK Taiga Drama Onna Joushu Naotora (2017). Other than working as an actor, Takahashi has been active in a variety of fields including radio, television, and fashion.

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