China mourns death of film legend Takakura

Nov 19, 2014

China mourns death of film legend Takakura

China on Wednesday mourned the death of Japanese film star Ken Takakura, in a rare expression of cultural affinity between the Asian rivals. Best known in the West for his role as a tough detective in Ridley Scott’s “Black Rain,” Takakura came to prominence ...

Renowned Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

Nov 18, 2014

Renowned Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

Renowned Japanese actor Ken Takakura died of malignant lymphoma early on Nov. 10, media reported Tuesday. He was 83. Born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Takakura was one of Japan’s premier actors, making his film debut in 1956’s “Denko Karate Uchi” (Lightning Karate Blow). He was ...