Suicides by Japanese actor raise tough questions about COVID-19 stressors

A series of suicides in the Japanese entertainment world, including reality TV star Kimura Hana in May, actor Miura Haruma in July, and actresses Ashina Sei and Takeuchi Yuko in September, have raised questions not only about their tragedies. specific, but also on the conditions of Japanese society. overall that may have contributed to an upsurge in suicide deaths during …

Japanese actor who played original Godzilla has died at 88 E! News UK

Haruo Nakajima, the actor who played the iconic Japanese city destruction monster Godzilla in the original 1954 film, has passed away, Toho film studio announced on Tuesday. He was 88 years old. Nakajima, who has appeared a dozen times as the iconic creature, died of pneumonia on Monday, said a spokesperson for the studio that produced the Godzilla films. Originally …

Japanese actor in Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ drawn to recurring theme | Taiwan News

TOKYO (AP) – Violence vibrates in Shinya Tsukamoto’s early films, plunging the stories into nightmarish fantasies as in the award-winning 1989 film “Tetsuo”, which ridicules middle-class compliance with a human-turned-human metamorphosis. machine. His most recent works still portray violence, although the Japanese director says the nature of violence has changed – from a fanciful “cyberpunk” horror to a gruesome reality. …

Japanese actor gives everything to play shogi master in “Satoshi”

TOKYO (AP) – The devotion Kenichi Matsuyama has given to portraying a shogi prodigy who lived a fearless life is clear in the months he spent practicing pawns in the Japanese board game , immersing himself in the master’s altruistic view of death and gorging himself to gain weight. “He lived in a winning or losing world, and for that …