Japanese movie stars died in 2008

Here are 3 famous actresses from Japan died in 2008:

Kanako Fukaura

Kanako Fukaura (April 4, 1960 Tokyo-August 25, 2008 Tokyo) was a Japanese actor.

She appeared in many films and television dramas throughout her career, and was known for her versatility as an actress. Fukaura began her career in the late 1970s and quickly gained popularity with her performances in films such as "School in the Crosshairs" and "The Gate of Youth". She received critical acclaim for her role in the television drama "The Yakuza Wives" in 1986. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Fukaura continued to act in numerous films and television dramas, including "Hana no Ran", "Twilight of the Cockroaches", and "Tokyo Love Cinema". She also made frequent appearances on stage, showcasing her talents as a theater actress. Fukaura passed away in 2008 at the age of 48 due to complications from breast cancer.

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Miyuki Kanbe

Miyuki Kanbe (May 7, 1984 Kawasaki-June 18, 2008 Kawasaki) also known as Kanbe, Miyuki was a Japanese model and actor.

Kanbe began her career as a model and later transitioned into acting. She appeared in several TV dramas and movies such as "Saimin", "Battle Royale II: Requiem" and "The Grudge 2". Kanbe also lent her voice to several anime series, including "Genshiken" and "Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch". Despite her promising career, Kanbe passed away at the age of 24 due to heart failure caused by a rare heart disease called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. She is remembered for her talent and beauty in the entertainment industry.

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Akemi Negishi

Akemi Negishi (March 26, 1934 Tokyo-March 11, 2008 Kawasaki) also known as Negishi Akemi, 根岸 明美 or ねぎし あけみ was a Japanese actor.

She started her career in entertainment when she was scouted by Toho Studios in the early 1950s. Negishi appeared in over 120 films in her career, including notable works such as "The Burmese Harp" (1956), "Gate of Flesh" (1964), and "The Insect Woman" (1963). She was also a prolific television actress, appearing in numerous dramas and variety programs. Negishi was awarded the Japan Academy Prize for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1983 film "Tasogare Seibei" (Twilight Samurai). In addition to her acting work, Negishi was also a talented singer and released several albums in the 1960s. She passed away in 2008 from pneumonia at the age of 73.

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