Ya Chang

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Yamaguchi.
Ya Chang
Born 山口 康明 (Yamaguchi Yasuaki?)
Gunma, Japan
Occupation Actor
Recording artist

Yasuaki Yamaguchi (山口 康明 Yamaguchi Yasuaki?, born in Gunma, Japan), known by his stage name Ya Chang, is a Japanese actor, comedian, and recording artist currently active in the Philippines.


He was a businessman in Gunma, Japan before he went to the Manila, Philippines just to meet Jopay Paguia of Sexbomb Girls. He was present always in Eat Bulaga! where he was discovered. He then became a host of MTB: Ang Saya-Saya.[1] He appeared in ABS-CBN TV shows such as Aalog-Alog[2] and Quizon Avenue. He also appeared in the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya to portray his own life story, and also assisted the show's crew on their first episode that was set in Japan.[3] He also appeared as Kenjie in ABS-CBN's Eva Fonda, acting as an antagonist for the first time.

He also appeared on Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! as a guest and Nobody, Nobody But... Juan as a Japanese officer during Japanese Occupation of the Philippines. He also appeared as an engineer for Lim Aviations in ABS-CBN's Be Careful With My Heart. He is also a presenter for the travel show Biyaheng Bulilit, along with Tatay Nishii and Cha-cha "Bulilit" Cañete.

Now,he appears in TV5 as a host after Amachan Hallo Hallo Café to do contest to viewers and his co-hosts.


Album Information Track Listing
  1. Aishteru, I Love You
  2. Sayaw Ya Chang
  3. Anone
  4. Daijobu
  5. Pesteng Pag-ibig
  6. Rico Mambo



List of television appearances
Year Title Role Network
2004 SCQ Reload Ok Ako! Himself ABS-CBN
2005 Magandang Tanghali Bayan Host
Quizon Avenue Himself
Maalaala Mo Kaya Eichi
2006 Aalog-Alog Sandaro Yamamoto
2007 Homeboy Himself
2009 Eva Fonda Kenjie
2010 Biyaheng Bulilit Himself
2011 Laugh Out Loud Himself
Maalaala Mo Kaya Mr. Hiroshi
2012-2014 Be Careful with My Heart Engr. Yamaguchi
2013-2014 Got to Believe Manager of Agency
Jim Fernandez's Galema, Anak ni Zuma Ken
2015 Flordeliza Mr. Chua
Hallo Hallo Café Himself/Host TV5


List of acting performances in film
Year Title Role
1993 Philadelphia Japanese Tourister
2008 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! Japanese customer/cameo role
2009 Nobody, Nobody But... Juan Japanese officer
2012 Moron 5 and the Crying Lady Beckie's husband


  1. ^ Billy Balbastro (2010-03-21). "Ya Chang, mas sikat pa sa idol niya!". Retrieved 2013-02-02. 
  2. ^ Sadiri, Walden (2006-06-25). "Randy Santiago, now a full-fledged director". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Eula stars in 1st 'Maalaala Mo Kaya' episode shot in Japan". Sun.Star Manila. 2005-11-24. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Ya Chang - Daijobu". Retrieved 2013-02-02. 

External links[edit]

Ya Chang at the Internet Movie Database