Here are 11 famous actors from Japan died in 2012:
Takeshi Aono (June 19, 1936 Asahikawa-April 9, 2012 Hachioji) also known as Aono Takeshi or Takesi Aono was a Japanese voice actor and actor.
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Kōji Wakamatsu (April 1, 1936 Wakuya-October 17, 2012 Shinjuku) a.k.a. Takashi Ito, Wakamatsu Kōji, Ito Takashi, Kôji Wakamatsu or Koji Wakamatsu was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor.
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Rikiya Yasuoka (July 19, 1947 Minato-April 8, 2012 Tokyo) also known as Rikiya or Yasuoka Rikiya was a Japanese actor and singer.
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Hideji Otaki (June 6, 1925 Kashiwazaki-October 2, 2012 Tokyo) a.k.a. Shuji Otaki, Hideji Ohtaki, Hideji Ōtaki, Ōtaki Hideji, Shimada Shōgo or Otaki Hideji was a Japanese actor and narrator. He had one child, Kumi Otaki.
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Hideaki Nitani (January 28, 1930 Maizuru-January 7, 2012 Shinjuku) otherwise known as Nitani Hidaki or Dump Truck Guy was a Japanese actor. His child is called Yurie Nitani.
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Makoto Satō (March 18, 1934 Kanzaki District, Saga-December 6, 2012) a.k.a. Makoto Sato was a Japanese actor. He had one child, Tosuke Sato.
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Shoichi Ozawa (April 6, 1929 Tokyo-December 10, 2012 Tokyo) also known as Shôichi Ozawa, 小澤 昭一, おざわ しょういち, 小沢 昭一, Ozawa Shôichi or 小沢変哲 was a Japanese actor, radio personality, singer and film producer.
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Takeo Chii (May 5, 1942 Yōkaichiba, Chiba-June 29, 2012 Minato) otherwise known as Chii Takeo was a Japanese actor, tarento and voice actor.
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Takashi Taniguchi (July 5, 1947 Hokkaido-December 27, 2012 Japan) also known as 谷口節 or Taniguchi Takashi was a Japanese voice actor and actor.
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Susumu Ishikawa (July 13, 1933 Ashikaga-October 29, 2012) was a Japanese voice actor, singer, actor and presenter.
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Nakamura Kanzaburō XVIII (May 30, 1955 Tokyo-December 5, 2012 Bunkyō) a.k.a. Noriaki Namino, Namino Noriaki, Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII, Nakamura Kanzaburo, Jūhachidaime Nakamura Kanzaburō or Nakamura Kankurō V was a Japanese actor. He had two children, Nakamura Shichinosuke II and Kankuro Nakamura VI.
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