Daisuke Tanaka
Daisuke Tanaka
Status: Alive
Birthplace: Japan
Nationality: Japanese
Profession: Spokesperson
Played by: Yuki Matsuzaki
Season: 1
Episode: "Bullies"

Daisuke Tanaka is a spokesperson for TEPCO. He is interviewed for Atlantis Cable News by Sloan Sabbith. ("Bullies")



Daisuke befriended economist and journalist Sloan Sabbith when she lived in Japan.

April 2011Edit

Sloan is given the opportunity to stand in for Elliot Hirsch on the Atlantic Cable News 22:00 show and cover the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. In Sloan's pre-interview with Daisuke, he is frank about the likelihood of the disaster rating increasing, warranting evacuation. However, he spoke to her off the record because they are old friends. Sloan is disappointed with Daisuke for sticking to the company line on the air, and more so with his translator, who Sloan felt was misrepresenting her words. Despite warnings from Don Keefer, Sloan announces the information she had obtained off the record live on air.

Daisuke is embarrassed by the announcement and announces his resignation. Sloan manages to save his honor and his job by pretending that she mistranslated what he said, taking the blame for her mistake.

Behind the scenesEdit

Daisuke Tanaka is a minor character in the first season. He is played by guest star Yuki Matsuzaki and only appears in "Bullies".


Season 1
"We Just Decided To" "News Night 2.0" "The 112th Congress" "I'll Try to Fix You" "Amen"
"Bullies" "5/1" "The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn" "The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate" "The Greater Fool"