Forever young: Riko Narumi gives up old roles

Mar 23, 2016

Forever young: Riko Narumi gives up old roles

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In 2000, Riko Narumi made her first appearance on TV at age 7. She has worked steadily in both television and film ever since, and has 24 entries in her filmography, ranging from the drama “Shindo”(2007), where she played a troubled teen piano prodigy, ...

When young creators answer the big city's siren call

Aug 15, 2013

When young creators answer the big city's siren call

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Veteran scriptwriter and director Toshiyuki Morioka had more than a professional interest in making his new film “Jokyo Monogatari.” Based on an autobiographical manga by Rieko Saibara, its story of an aspiring artist coming to Tokyo to learn her trade and make her fortune ...