Here are 3 famous actors from Japan died in 2008:
Ken Ogata (July 20, 1937 Ushigome, Tokyo-October 5, 2008 Mibu) a.k.a. Akinobu Ogata, Ogata Akinobu or Ogata Ken was a Japanese actor. His children are called Naoto Ogata and Kanta Ogata.
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Hiroaki Aoki (October 9, 1938 Tokyo-July 10, 2008 New York City) also known as Rocky Aoki was a Japanese actor. His children are called Devon Aoki, Steve Aoki, Kyle N. Aoki, Kana Grace Nootenboom, Kevin Y. Aoki, Echo V. Aoki and Jenifer Crumb.
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Taichirō Hirokawa (February 15, 1939 Tokyo Prefecture-March 3, 2008 Shibuya) otherwise known as Shinjirou Hirokawa was a Japanese voice actor, actor, presenter, disc jockey and narrator.
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