Hiroki Matsukata: a gangster farewell

| Feb 1, 2017

Hiroki Matsukata: a gangster farewell

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Hiroki Matsukata, who died at age 74 on Jan. 21, may have been born into an acting family — his father was jidaigeki (historical drama) actor Jushiro Konoe — but in his yakuza films for the Toei studio in the 1960s and ’70s, Matsukata’s ...

Nov 1, 2016

Crime-busting Tokyo deliveryman foils yakuza stickup men

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s … Deliveryman! A mysterious crime-fighting superhero is striking fear into the hearts of Japan’s criminals after bravely foiling a holdup by a pair of yakuza. When the mobsters waved a replica gun in the ...