Shida becomes youngest winner of Hashida newcomer award
The winners of the 15th Hashida Awards, organized by the Hashida Cultural Foundation, were announced on Tuesday. 13-year-old actress Mirai Shida got the most attention as she became the youngest recipient of the Newcomer Award for her performance in last season’s drama series, “14-year-old Mother.” She was chosen unanimously by the 12-person judging committee. The previous youngest winner was Aya Ueto, who won the award at the age of 17.
Other award winners this year include Yoko Nogiwa, Mitsugoro Bando, Aoi Miyazaki, and Kazunari Ninomiya. The formal ceremony will be held on April 2.