Japanese movie stars died at 72

Here are 9 famous actors from Japan died at 72:

Nachi Nozawa

Nachi Nozawa (January 13, 1938 Tokyo Prefecture-October 30, 2010 Tokyo) also known as Yasutomo Nozawa, Shuji J. Nozawa, Shuji J.Nozawa, Nara Nozawa, Nozawa Nachi or Nozawa Yasutomo was a Japanese theatre director, voice actor and actor. He had one child, Soh Nozawa.

He died in lung cancer.

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Mako Iwamatsu

Mako Iwamatsu (December 10, 1933 Kobe-July 21, 2006 Somis) otherwise known as Makoto Iwamatsu, Mako Wakamatsu, Iwamatsu Mako, 岩松 マコ or Mako was a Japanese actor and voice actor. He had two children, Sala Iwamatsu and Mimosa Iwamatsu.

He died in esophageal cancer.

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Kokuten Kodo

Kokuten Kodo (January 29, 1887 Takasago-January 22, 1960) also known as Saichirô Tanigawa, Kuninori Todo or Kokuten Kôdô was a Japanese actor.

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Jun Tazaki

Jun Tazaki (August 28, 1913 Aomori-October 18, 1985 Tokyo) otherwise known as Minoru Tanaka or Tazaki Jun was a Japanese actor.

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Kinji Fukasaku

Kinji Fukasaku (July 3, 1930 Mito-January 12, 2003 Tokyo) also known as Fukasaku Kinji was a Japanese screenwriter, film director and actor. His child is Kenta Fukasaku.

He died as a result of prostate cancer.

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Tomu Uchida

Tomu Uchida (April 26, 1898 Okayama-August 7, 1970 Japan) otherwise known as Tomu, Uchida Tomu or Tsunejirō Uchida was a Japanese film director, screenwriter and actor.

He died in cancer.

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Chosuke Ikariya

Chosuke Ikariya (November 1, 1931 Sumida, Tokyo-March 20, 2004 Minato) also known as Choichi Ikariya, Chō-san, Chōichi Ikariya, Ikariya Chōsuke, Chôsuke Ikariya or The Drifters was a Japanese comedian and actor. He had one child, .

He died in lymphoma.

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Kajirō Yamamoto

Kajirō Yamamoto (March 15, 1902 Kyōbashi-September 21, 1974 Japan) also known as Kajiro Yamamoto or Kajirô Yamamoto was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, actor and film producer.

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Shinji Nakae

Shinji Nakae (April 20, 1935 Koto, Tokyo-June 28, 2007 Koganei) otherwise known as Yoshitaka Satō was a Japanese voice actor, actor and narrator.

He died in hepatocellular carcinoma.

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