Tony Sano, a Japanese-American born in Tokyo, was the host of ABC's I Survived a Japanese Game Show season 1. On the experience, Sano commented, "It was great to see people from different cultures coming together."
Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2014, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.
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I Survived a Japanese Game Show was an American reality show that saw its first season premiere on ABC June 24, 2008. The show followed a group of Americans, who leave the United States for Japan where they competed in a Japanese style game show. The winner takes home US $250,000. The series won both the Best Reality prize and the overall prize at the 2009 Rose d'Or ceremony.
He also hosted MTV's Spring Break in Japan and is a recurring guest star in Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight . Sano has played lead and supporting roles in several independent films, including Touch Wood.He was born in Japan and was brought to America at the age of three. He learned to speak his native language and has made regular visits to his homeland to see family and friends.
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Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight is an American television show originally aired on The CW during its CW4Kids programming block from December 13, 2008 to December 26, 2009. It is an adaptation of the Japanese tokusatsu show Kamen Rider Ryuki and is the second Kamen Rider show to be adapted and completely produced by an American TV production company, the first being Saban's Masked Rider. It was brought to television by Steve and Michael Wang and produced by Jimmy Sprague through Adness Entertainment. The series had a sneak premiere on December 13, 2008 and began official broadcasting on January 3, 2009, then continued throughout the year. Adness chose to adapt Ryuki over the other Heisei Rider shows as it has a large number of characters as well as a female Rider. The CW had dropped Dragon Knight at the end of the year before its final two episodes aired in the US. The final episodes were uploaded to the 4Kids TV website on December 18, 2009. In 2012, all of the episodes were removed from the 4Kids TV website.
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Sano has been working in Hollywood since 2006, pursuing his acting career. During his free time, he enjoys singing and songwriting on the piano. He enjoys poker and has competed professionally. He lives in Los Angeles.
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