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Who is the Voice Behind the English Shinkansen Announcements?

August 22, 2023

Who is the Voice Behind the English Shinkansen Announcements?

If you've ever taken a ride on the Shinkansen, you've probably heard the English announcements onboard.
For foreign tourists, these English announcements not only provide information onboard but also offer a reassuring voice that adds a sense of comfort to their journey.

The announcements on the Tokaido, Sanyo, and Kyushu Shinkansen lines are voiced by none other than Donna Burke, an Australian singer hailing from Perth.

Donna Burke is not only an artist but also a globally recognized singer and voice actor with a devoted fan base in the world of video games. Her versatile talents extend far beyond music, and she's been captivating audiences worldwide.

Having lived in Tokyo since 1996, Donna likely possesses a keen understanding of the native Japanese accent, which undoubtedly contributes to the excellence of her English announcements.

You can get a glimpse of her bright and warm personality through her YouTube video titled "I'm the Voice of the Tokaido Shinkansen." 

Knowing the person behind the Shinkansen announcements adds an extra layer of excitement to your travel experience.
Why not take a moment to listen to her voice next time you're on the Shinkansen?