Akira is the Japanese goto guy on The Simpsons. Need a Japanese guy that owns the local sushi shop, "The Happy Sumo?" Akira. Need a sensei? Akira. During his first appearance, Akira was voiced by George Takei, but has since been replaced by Hank Azaria, who does an impression of Takei.
Marge [about Homer]: Is he okay?
Akira: He feels no pain. Oh I'm sorry, my English is not so good. I meant to say he feels only pain
(Homer looks over the menu.)
Homer: There's got to be something I haven't tried. Huh? Hey, hey, what's this? Fugu!
Akira: (Gasps.) It is a blowfish, sir. But I should warn you that one-
Homer: Come on, pal. Fugu me!