Translating Broadway's Hamilton to Japanese
By Gen Parton-Shin
One of our resident Hapa Mag contributors, Gen Parton-Shin, has taken on the ambitious challenge of translating the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton into Japanese. Translating can be a tedious task, and it’s extremely tricky transcribing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s intricate rhymes into Nihongo! Here’s what mastermind Gen has to say about it.
— Gen Parton-Shin
Gen was born in London, raised in England, Japan, and Korea. Gen made his debut in the Japanese musical theatre scene before coming to the US, starring in the Official Japanese cast of RENT (Angel), Next to Normal (Gabe), Rocky Horror Show (Rocky), Dracula (Jonathan), Bare (Jason) and Mitsuko. US credits include Miss Saigon (Thuy), Monte Cristo (Benedetto), 167 Tongues (NYIT nomination) and The History Boys (Akthar), as well as numerous readings and workshops including Other World and Kpop. Gen is also the host of cable show TV Japan Club and NYC comedy show Batsu!. Upcoming releases include TV mini series Hodo Buzz. @genpartonshin