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2007/10/16 17:22 KST
S. Korean actor to star in Japanese drama

   SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actor Jin Goo has joined the cast of the new Japanese drama "Joshi Deka!" (Female Detective!), his agency said Tuesday.

   Byeollan Actors said, "Not only will Jin Goo play a special role starting from the 10th episode of 'Joshi Deka!,' which begins broadcasting Thursday and stars famous Japanese actress Yukie Nakama, but he will also play an important role in the websodes."
Combining the words "web" and "episode," a websode is an extra episode online that spins off regular shows, such as the U.S. shows "Lost" and "Prison Break." "Joshi Deka!," to be aired by Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc., will feature 10-minute websodes that will review the main story and give a sneak peak of upcoming episodes.

   In the websodes, Jin will play a Korean language teacher for the Mizonoguchi family, who are next-door neighbors to Nakama's character. Jin's character will be introduced in the regular show's 10th episode.

   Jin played the child role of South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun's character in the South Korean TV drama "All In," and gained fame in Japan for his roles in the South Korean movies "A Bittersweet Life" and "Love Me Not."
asur@yna.co.kr
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