Renowned Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

November 18, 2014 7:11 PM

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Renowned Japanese actor Ken Takakura, a multiple recipient of the country’s top acting award, died on November 10 of lymphoma at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to him said Tuesday. He was 83.

Takakura, recognized with the country’s highest cultural award, starred in a number of movies including the 1977 film The Yellow Handkerchief (Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi) and the 1999 movie Poppoya (Railroad Man).

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