On March 10, actress Naka Riisa uploaded a YouTube video revealing that her son had been scouted by a major entertainment agency.
Naka started off by saying, "I have a big announcement. An outrageous thing happened." Afterward, her son, who is nicknamed "Tokage-kun," made an appearance and reported, "I was scouted."
Apparently, Tokage-kun was scouted when he was together with his parents, Naka and husband, actor Nakao Akiyoshi. Naka explained, "When the three of us were together, unexpectedly, a scout from a famous agency came and asked, 'Does your son belong to an agency?'" She continued, "When I responded, 'No, he doesn't,' he [the scout] said, 'We are not a shady agency.' He was scouted by an agency that I have worked with many times."
Seeing her son's reaction, Naka said, "You should be happier about it! I've never been scouted before." However, it seems that Tokage-kun doesn't really know what showbiz is all about.
So now, Naka is personally giving acting lessons to her son. During her lessons, she asks her son to act out specific situations.
At the end of the video, Naka asked her son, "Tokage-kun, what do you want to be when you grow up?" He answered, "I want to do video game commentaries on YouTube." Then, Naka told him, "Not just video games, but wouldn't it best if you could be a video game commentator who can do many things? Let's work hard in many things, not just games!"