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Fumiya Sankai on returning to the Philippines: ‘I honestly thought that the Filipinos had forgotten me’

Former ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ housemate Fumiya Sankai says that he wants to have the opportunity to work in Philippine showbiz.

Fumiya Sankai on returning to the Philippines: ‘I honestly thought that the Filipinos had forgotten me’-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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08/19/2022 09:05 AM
Fumiya Sankai on returning to the Philippines: ‘I honestly thought that the Filipinos had forgotten me’
Photo credit to @23shun_base Instagram

It’s been more than two years since Japanese vlogger and entrepreneur Fumiya Sankai left the country during the start of the pandemic and now the former Pinoy Big Brother Season 8 housemate has returned to the Philippines this month. 

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In his latest Instagram post, the 27-year-old YouTuber shared his thoughts on his realizations coming back to the country and on what he has been up to in Japan. He wrote, “Two and a half years ago, I was living in the Philippines. At that time, I had regular TV shows, concerts overseas, movies, photo collections, etc. I was really busy every day.


“Then all of a sudden, I had the Corona disaster and returned to Japan.

“What had been a normal day suddenly became not so normal. After returning to Japan, I started a company with the theme of bridging between the Philippines and Japan.

“I have continued to challenge new things, such as starting a company and a café with the theme of bridging the Philippines and Japan.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Fumiya (@23shun_base)

READ: Fumiya Sankai shares plans to open a Pinoy coffee shop in Japan

Last week, Fumiya shared photos from his visit to the PBB house in Quezon City and his reunion with his good friend and fellow housemate Yamyam Gucong who was hailed as the Grand Winner during the Pinoy Big Brother’s eighth season in 2019. The duo were so close that fans would fondly call their tandem “Fumiyam.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Fumiya (@23shun_base)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Fumiya (@23shun_base)

In his post, Fumiya also revealed that he did not expect Pinoys to recognize him anymore since he has been gone for a couple of years and shared that he wanted to work in local showbiz again.

“I returned to the Philippines for the first time in a long time. I honestly thought that the Filipinos had forgotten me because I had been living in Japan for so long.

“But when I actually went there, I found that many people were still supporting me as before. I enjoyed wearing makeup for the first time in a long time, learning the script, and filming just as I had in the past. I would like to try more Filipino entertainment in the future.”

Earlier this year, Fumiya appeared in his first Japanese drama series called Animals. The housemate  who first became known as the “Konnichi-Wonder Vlogger ng Japan" had reiterated his goal to do collaborative projects between the two countries that are closest to his heart.

He wrote, “This year, I would like to do many projects that can bridge the gap between the Philippines and Japan, and I'm also working hard on YouTube! I would like to thank everyone who always supports me. Thank you for all your support and keep up the good work! Maraming Salamat!”