Masayoshi Haneda was born 13th November, 1976 in Tokyo, Japan. He decided to pursue a career in acting at an early age. From 1999 to 2000, under Yoko Narahashi, he attended the United Performers’ Studio (UPS Academy) in Tokyo. After graduation he passionately continued his studies with workshops conducted by teachers of the Actors Studio, New York. His early works include theater stage plays directed by Yoko Narahashi and Robert Allan Ackerman as well as many roles on Japanese V cinema. In 2003, he had a role as a stunt performer on The Last Samurai. Haneda has appeared in films such as When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2003), Oh! My Zombie Mermaid (2004), Marebito (2004), Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), and Memories of Matsuko (2006). His international debut started in July 2006, with the joint French-German-Indian independent film Valley of Flowers. In 2008, Haneda appeared in a role in the American-Japanese film The Ramen Girl. In 2012, he played Matthew Fox’s driver and interpreter in the Emperor. This was followed by a role as a samurai in 47 Ronin in 2013. In 2014, he was a soldier in Edge of Tomorrow.