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|Portrayed by||Akie Kotabe|
|First appearance||The Chrysanthemum and the Sword|
Akira Takahashi is a Japanese translator working for Honda.
Towards the end of their meeting with Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, they were interrupted by Roger Sterling, who could not reconcile doing business with the Japanese. Roger burst into the office and started a rant, stating that they "don't want any of your Jap crap." After he left the room, the other members of SCDP apologize for Roger's rude behavior, and soon realize that their chances have likely been blown when Honda does not send them a gift in the following days.
Akira is adept at translation, though he is not sure what Pete is telling him in his verbose, colorful language. He jokingly hides the fact that the 2 Japanese businessmen are commenting on the size of Joan Holloway's breast. ("The Chrysanthemum and the Sword")