Kaho Minami has had a busy and varied career as an actress since her 1985 debut in Kohei Oguri’s “Kayako no Tameni” (“For Kayoko”). In addition to appearing in everything from commercial hits (Takashi Miike’s “Yokai Daisenso [The Great Yokai War],” 2005) to films with leading indie directors (Jun Ichikawa, Gakuryu “Sogo” Ishii and Kazuyoshi Kumakiri among them), she has a long list of stage and television credits. But to the tabloid press she is now known best as the wife of Ken Watanabe.

In Koki Yoshida’s “Kazoku X (Household X)” she plays a careworn middle-aged housewife, but in person at the Shinjuku office of talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo she was poised, articulate and radiant.

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