Jake and Charice



Once a world-renowned Filipina singer with a Billboard Top 10 album, Charice gave up her miraculous voice to become Jake, a transgender man. The program follows Jake as he relaunches his career, struggles to make peace with his family, and seeks his true voice.

Program Information

NHK / Documentary Japan / NHK Enterprises / ABS-CBN

This is the 4th nomination in Arts Programming for NHK (+ 6 Performing Arts nominations, one win in 1986 for Bejart’s Kabuki Ballet).

Executive Producer(s): Shin Yasuda, Akiko Tabakotani

Director(s): Hiroko Ninomiya

Producer(s): Keiko Tsuneki, Kenji Hyodo

Principal cast: Jake Zyrus