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  • Friends and colleagues bid their last farewell to Morita Yoshimitsu on Christmas Day

    December 25, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    [caption id="attachment_212248" align="aligncenter" width="423" caption="Kitagawa Keiko in tears at the funeral service of Morita Yoshimitsu"][/caption] On December 21st, it was reported that famed movie director Morita Yoshimitsu passed away due to liver failure on the night of the 20th. His funeral service was held at the Aoyama Funeral Home in Tokyo on December 24th. Around 400 of Morita's friends and colleagues attended the 11:00 am fun

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  • Tanaka Yoshiko's "children" mourn the loss of their on-screen mother

    April 27, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    [caption id="attachment_147193" align="aligncenter" width="548" caption="Around 2400 celebrities and entertainment industry workers attended Tanaka Yoshiko's wake on April 24th, including her on-screen children (top left to right): Yamada Yu, Kuninaka Ryoko, Sugiura Taiyo, and Kitagawa Keiko"][/caption] Actress Tanaka Yoshiko, who passed away on April 21st, did not have children in real life, but she leaves behind 22 actors and 25 actresse

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  • Candies members to reunite for Tanaka Yoshiko's funeral

    April 24, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    [caption id="attachment_146563" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Candies in 1977 (from left): Fujimura Miki, Itou Ran, and Tanaka Yoshiko"][/caption] The funeral for actress Tanaka Yoshiko, who passed away earlier this week, will be held on April 25th, and it's been reported that her former groupmates, Itou Ran and Fujimura Miki,will be giving the eulogies. In addition, the art director of the 1989 film "Kuroi Ame" (for which Tanaka wo

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  • Eita's family holds funeral service for his late father

    February 20, 2011 @ 5:01 am

    Eita’s family held the funeral service for his father on February 19th. We previously reported that Eita’s father committed suicide on the 16th, and he left a note which read, “Eita, you will be the chief mourner and I’m sorry for troubling you”. While it was expected that Eita would be mainly responsible for sending him off, sources close to the family have reported that the family wanted to send him off together. Thus, all three brothers t

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  • Scriptwriter of "Lupin the Third" passes away at 63

    February 12, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    According to reports, Ookubo Shouichirou, one of the screenwriters for the beloved anime "Lupin the Third" unfortunately passed away on February 11th. He had been previously hospitalized for a stroke, he was 63 years old when he passed away quietly at the hospital. He is mourned by his wife Ookubo Masako. "Lupin the Third" began as a manga in 1967, and spawned three successive seasons of anime lasting from 1971 until 1985.  The series

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