Mr. Keisuke Miyagi

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Mr. Miyagi is a fictional karate master played by actor Pat Morita in The Karate Kid films.  He is called Keisuke Miyagi (which can be back-translated into a number of Japanese names) at the commendation for Japanese-American soldiers at the start of The Next Karate Kid. He is known as Miyagi Yakuga in the 1989 animated television series. Mr. Miyagi mentors the characters Daniel LaRusso and Julie Pierce in the films. Morita earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the first film.

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Mr. Miyagi is a fictional karate master played by actor Pat Morita in The Karate Kid films.  He is called Keisuke Miyagi (which can be back-translated into a number of Japanese names) at the commendation for Japanese-American soldiers at the start of The Next Karate Kid. He is known as Miyagi Yakuga in the 1989 animated television series. Mr. Miyagi mentors the characters Daniel LaRusso and Julie Pierce in the films. Morita earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the first film.

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