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KEN TAKAKURA

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2019
Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata dies at age 84
Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata, known for his work with the late actor Ken Takakura, died of pneumonia on May 20 in Tokyo, Toei Co. said Sunday. He was 84.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 31, 2018
Takeshi Kitano to abandon his 'army' of talent
There's a tired adage that goes, "Behind every great man is a great woman." In Japan, you could amend it to: "Behind every great older man is a great woman making sure he stays relevant, especially if he's in show business." The tabloid press have had a grand time exploring how the late beloved movie...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Nov 2, 2016
Tokyo Station Gallery celebrates Ken Takakura's traditional virtues
Ken Takakura (1931-2014) was a major film star for nearly five decades. He also became a national icon for embodying traditional virtues, especially in his dozens of gang films for the Toei studio in the 1960s and '70s.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 16, 2016
Why Japanese media still kowtow to Ken Takakura
"Ken San" is a new documentary about late actor Ken Takakura opening in local theaters next month. Described as Japan's "greatest" and "last" movie star, Takakura was respected by both the Japanese people who worked with him and international film giants such as Martin Scorsese, John Woo and Paul Schrader....
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 10, 2015
Fans mourn actor Ken Takakura on first anniversary of his death
Fans of Ken Takakura mourned the renowned actor Tuesday on the first anniversary of his death, especially in Hokkaido where a number of his hit movies were filmed.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 21, 2015
Androids and the avant-garde: The best Japanese films screening at TIFF
The Tokyo International Film Festival offers a once-a-year chance to see Japanese movies, both new and classic, with English subtitles. Getting tickets, however, especially for the films in the Competition and Special Screenings sections, may not be easy. With that caveat, here are my personal picks...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Sep 30, 2015
Tokyo International Film Festival showcases classic anime, J-horror and yakuza films
The Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan's biggest film fest and a showcase for foreign movies that otherwise might never see the light of day here, will run from Oct. 22 to 31 this year. Opening the festival is Robert Zemekis' "The Walk," and the closer is local tearjerker "Kishuten Eki Taminaru"...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
May 13, 2015
Sign of the times as yakuza classic gets kudos at Cannes
In the early 2000s, when I was writing a book about yakuza movies, veterans of the genre's 1960s and '70s heyday I met had a fierce pride in their work but no illusions about its low ranking in the film-world hierarchy. In particular, the Toei studio's films about sword-swinging or gun-toting gangsters...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Dec 3, 2014
Screen icon's son brings women's rights to the stage
"Since I was a child, I always wanted to devote my life to film as my father did," Kenta Fukasaku said during a recent chat in which his late, great role model, the charismatic movie director Kinji Fukasaku, often figured.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 18, 2014
Actor Ken Takakura, who defined image of yakuza anti-heroes, dies at age 83
Beloved as 'one of the last true movie stars,' Ken Takakura was a true phenomenon of Japanese cinema.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Aug 3, 2013
Is new yakuza journal good news for Japan?
If you're a well-connected Japanese gangster, you now have your own newspaper to keep you abreast of underworld life. Another perk of the job.

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