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Yōko Asaji

Japanese actress

Yōko Asaji is ...


Born 2 April 1951 in Shizuoka Prefecture
Age 72 years, 2 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Japan
Occupation actor and film actor
Height 1.60m (5'3")
Weight 47kg (103.6lbs)
Awards Elan d'or Award for Newcomer of the Year and Golden Arrow Award
Educated at Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music

About Yōko Asaji

Yōko Asaji: The Japanese Actress Who Conquered the Silver Screen

Yōko Asaji was born on April 2, 1951, in Tokyo, Japan. She grew up in a family of actors and was exposed to the world of theater and film from a young age. Asaji's talent and passion for acting were evident from the start, and she quickly made a name for herself in the Japanese entertainment industry.

Asaji's breakthrough role came in 1970 when she starred in the film "The Wolves." Her performance was widely praised, and she soon became one of the most sought-after actresses in Japan. Over the next few years, Asaji appeared in a string of successful films, including "The Ceremony" and "The Inugami Family."

In 1976, Asaji landed the role of Lady Kaede in Akira Kurosawa's epic film "Throne of Blood." The film was a critical and commercial success, and Asaji's performance was widely praised. She went on to work with Kurosawa again in the film "Kagemusha," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Asaji continued to work in film and television throughout the 1980s and 1990s, appearing in a variety of roles. She also worked as a voice actress, lending her voice to a number of popular anime series.

In addition to her acting career, Asaji has been involved in a number of charitable organizations. She has worked with UNICEF and the Japanese Red Cross Society, among others.

Today, Asaji is considered one of Japan's most respected actresses. Her talent and dedication to her craft have earned her numerous awards and accolades over the years. She continues to work in film and television, and her legacy as one of Japan's greatest actresses is secure.


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