What you might not know is that, Akiyama, while Japanese in nationality, is ethnically Korean (what's called zainichi in Japan). And, that's a huge distinction, particularly when it comes his megastar status in South Korea (not in North though, because I don't think they get good cable TV there). He's been an integral part of the UFC's plan for success in Korea.
My point? Well, it's really simple. Just watch the video below featuring Akiyama delivering many ass kickings and also shooting a bunch of villains in new Korean drama that aired a few nights ago. My sources* tell me this got some very strong ratings. But, that's no surprise to us. War 추성훈.
* thanks PYA.