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Movie director Koreyoshi Kurahara died Dec. 28 of pneumonia at a hospital in Yokohama, his family said Saturday. He was 75.

Kurahara was born in the former British territory of Borneo. His films include “Kitakitsune Monogatari” (“The Glacier Fox”), released in 1978; “Nankyoku Monogatari” (“Antarctica”), released in 1983; and “Hiroshima,” released in 1995.

“Nankyoku Monogatari” set a new Japanese record at the box office in terms of ticket sales and number of viewers until “Mononokehime” (“Princess Mononoke”) eclipsed it in 1997.

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