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In July of 2016 Takaya was cast in the regular role of Dr. David Tanaka in long running Australian soap Neighbours.
David, late 20s, is the twin brother of Leo Tanaka. Born in Parramatta to a loving and ambitious mother, David understood from an early age that he was expected to get into medicine and excel.
David has worked hard to earn his residency at Westmead Hospital and is a talented and caring doctor. But an adolescence spent with his head buried in the books meant that he missed out on the normal teenage rites of passage. As a result, David struggles at times to read social cues and feels self-conscious around people that he does not know.
Good looking, highly intelligent and kind - David is a catch. Not that he seems aware of the attention he attracts. Losing himself in his work, David avoids intimacy. But the question of who he really is – what he really wants - will be tested when he forms some unlikely friendships in Erinsborough.
The above is web series of David and Leo Tanaka that was used to introduce the two new characters to Neighbours.
Takaya said: “I feel so privileged at this time in my career to join the cast of Neighbours. Learning from such prominent and longstanding Australian talent is truly seeing my dreams fulfilled. I can’t wait for the audience to see what Tim and I bring to the screen and I hope they like watching David as much as I love performing him.”