Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata dies at age 84

Film 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. After joining the film production company, Furuhata, a native of Nagano Prefecture, marked his debut ...

Renowned Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

National 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 known for ...