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  • Sugiura Taiyo tears up for Tanaka Yoshiko

    May 2, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    On May 1st, a memorial screening of "0 kara no Kaze" (released in 2007) which was the last movie Tanaka Yoshiko starred in, was held at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills. Sugiura Taiyo who played the son of Tanaka in the movie, made an appearance to greet the audience. As we reported, Tanaka Yoshiko unfortunately passed away on April 21st due to breast cancer, and this screening was started in memory of Tanaka on April 30th (will continue until

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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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  • Message from Tanaka Yoshiko released at her funeral

    April 26, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    On April 25th, the funeral for actress Tanaka Yoshiko was held in Tokyo, during which a special message from the star was played. Tanaka had passed away due to breast cancer on April 21st. Below is the translated message from Tanaka Yoshiko herself to her guests. ----- Hello, this is Tanaka Yoshiko.  Today is March 29th.  It's been two weeks since the Great Tohoku Knato Earthquake occurred.  When I think of people who have been suffe

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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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  • Actress Tanaka Yoshiko passes away due to breast cancer

    April 21, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    On April 21st, actress, Tanaka Yoshiko (55) unfortunately passed away due to breast cancer. In 1973, she debuted as a member of female idol group Candies which was extremely popular back in 1970s. She had been active as an actress since the group disbanded in 1978.  Recently, Tanaka was popular for her roles of being a mother. She first found the breast cancer in 1992 a year after she got married to a business man, though she didn't

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