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Daisuke Ryu
DAISUKE RYU (Japanese: 隆大介, Korean: 장명남, Jang Myeong-nam, hanja: 張明男, born 14 January 1957 in Tokyo, Japan ) is a Japanese actor of Korean descent. He won the Japanese "best new actor" Blue ribbon award for his performance as the warlord Oda Nobunaga
Oda Nobunaga
in Akira Kurosawa 's Kagemusha . His other notable performances include Saburo Ichimonji in another Kurosawa epic, Ran , and the legendary yamabushi , Musashibo Benkei , in Sogo Ishii 's critically acclaimed Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle . He Tree]] (based on the novel by Oswald Wynd ), playing Count Kentaro Kurihama. On March 21, 2015, Ryu travelled to Taiwan
Taiwan
, where he was to perform in the Martin Scorsese film Silence . Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport , he was stopped by immigration officials due to having an incomplete entry form
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Taiwan
TAIWAN (/ˌtaɪˈwɑːn/ ( listen )), officially the REPUBLIC OF CHINA (ROC), is a state in East Asia
East Asia
. Its neighbors include the People\'s Republic of China
China
(PRC) to the west, Japan
Japan
to the northeast, and the Philippines
Philippines
to the south. Taiwan
Taiwan
is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations
United Nations
. The island of Taiwan
Taiwan
, formerly known as Formosa, was inhabited by aborigines before the 17th century, when Dutch and Spanish colonies opened the island to mass Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning
Kingdom of Tungning
, the island was annexed by the Qing dynasty
Qing dynasty
, the last dynasty of China
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Oswald Wynd
OSWALD WYND (1913–1998) was a Scottish writer, born in Tokyo of parents who had left their native Perth to run a mission in Japan . He attended schools in Japan where he grew up speaking both English and Japanese. In 1932 he returned with his parents to Scotland, and studied at the University of Edinburgh and began to write novels. When World War II came he joined the Scots Guards but was then commissioned into the Intelligence Corps and sent to Malaya . At the time of the Japanese invasion, he was attached to the Indian Army on the east coast of Malaya, and his brigade covered the final withdrawal to Singapore . Cut off by the Japanese advance, he was lost alone for a week in the Johor jungle. Eventually he was captured and spent more than three years as a prisoner of war , during which time he was mentioned in dispatches for his work as an interpreter for prisoners
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Sogo Ishii
GAKURYU ISHII (石井 岳龍, Ishii Gakuryū, born January 15, 1957), formerly known as SOGO ISHII (石井 聰互, Ishii Sōgo), is a Japanese filmmaker . CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Filmography * 2.1 Feature films * 2.2 Short films * 3 References * 4 External links CAREERIn 1982, Ishii directed Burst City , an action film about a wild gang of quasi-mutant bikers who ride into a town staging protests against the construction of a nearby nuclear reactor plant. The film starred members of Japanese punk bands The Roosters , The Rockers, The Stalin and Inu, among others. He became a favorite among rebel and punk cineastes in Japan. The film is also credited as a precursor to the underground Japanese cyberpunk movement that emerged later in the decade. Ishii directed Electric Dragon 80.000 V , a black-and-white 55-minute film starring Tadanobu Asano and Masatoshi Nagase , in 2001
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Silence (2016 Film)
SILENCE is a 2016 historical period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō . Set in Nagasaki, Japan
Japan
, the film was shot entirely in Taiwan around Taipei
Taipei
. The film stars Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
, Adam Driver , Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
, Tadanobu Asano
Tadanobu Asano
and Ciarán Hinds . The plot follows two 17th-century Jesuit
Jesuit
priests who travel from Portugal to Edo-era Japan
Japan
to locate their missing mentor and spread Catholic Christianity
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Taoyuan International Airport
TAIWAN TAOYUAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IATA : TPE, ICAO : RCTP) is an international airport serving the capital city of Taipei
Taipei
, Taiwan
Taiwan
, and northern parts of the island. Located about 40 km (25 mi) west of Taipei
Taipei
in Dayuan District , Taoyuan , the airport is Taiwan's largest and busiest airport. It is one of five Taiwanese airports with regular international flights, and is operated by the Taoyuan International Airport Corporation . In 2016, it was ranked the best airport for its size in the Asia-Pacific region by Airports Council International . The airport opened for commercial operations in 1979 and is an important regional trans-shipment center, passenger hub, and gateway for destinations in Asia. Formerly known as CHIANG KAI-SHEK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CKS International Airport), the airport was renamed on 6 September 2006 to its current name
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IMDb
IMDB, formerly known as INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE, is an online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews, operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon . As of December 2017 , IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database, as well as 83 million registered users. The site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Users with a proven track record of submitting factual data are given instant approval for minor additions such as filming locations. However, image, name, character name, plot summaries, and title changes are screened before publication, and usually take between 24–72 hours to appear
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So Yamamura
SO YAMAMURA (山村聰, Yamamura Sō, 24 February 1910 – 26 May 2000) was a Japanese actor and film director. He appeared in more than 110 films between 1947 and 1991, and directed four films. He was also known by the name Satoshi Yamamura, while his actual birth name is Koga Hirosada. In the US, he is well known for his portrayals of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Isoroku Yamamoto
of the Combined Fleet
Combined Fleet
, in Tora! Tora! Tora! , and of Mr. Sakamoto, the CEO of Assan Motors in Gung Ho
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Blue Ribbon Awards
The BLUE RIBBON AWARDS (ブルーリボン賞, Burū Ribon Shō) are film-specific prizes awarded solely by movie critics and writers in Tokyo
Tokyo
, Japan
Japan
. The awards were established in 1950 by The Association of Tokyo
Tokyo
Film Journalists (東京映画記者会, Tōkyō Eiga Kishakai) which is composed of film correspondents from seven Tokyo-based sports newspapers. In 1961, the six major Japanese newspapers (Yomiuri Shinbun , Asahi Shinbun , Mainichi Shinbun , Sankei Shimbun , Tokyo Shimbun and Nihon Keizai Shinbun ) as well as the Japanese Associated Press withdrew their support for the Blue Ribbon Awards and established the Association of Japanese Film
Film
Journalists Awards (日本映画記者会賞, Nihon Eiga Kishakai Shō), (which were held a mere six times)
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Yamabushi
YAMABUSHI (山伏) (one who prostrates himself on the mountain) are Japanese mountain ascetic hermits . According to a traditional Japanese mysticism, Yamabushi are believed to be endowed with supernatural powers. They follow the Shugendō doctrine, an integration of mainly esoteric Buddhism of the Shingon sect, with Tendai Buddhist, Taoism , and elements of Shinto . For the most part solitary, they did form loose confederations, and associations with certain temples, and also participated in battles and skirmishes alongside samurai and sōhei warrior monks on certain occasions. Their origins can be traced back to the solitary Yama-bito and some HIJIRI (聖) of the eighth and ninth centuries. There has also been cross-teaching with samurai weaponry and Yamabushi's spiritual approach to life and fighting. In modern use, the term ubasoku-yamabushi refers to laymen practitioners of shugendō
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Martin Scorsese
MARTIN CHARLES SCORSESE (/skɔːrˈsɛsi/ ; Italian: ; born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years. Scorsese\'s body of work addresses such themes as Sicilian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption , faith , machismo , modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also known for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity . Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation , a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation , and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation
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Tokyo, Japan
TOKYO (Japanese: ( listen ), English: /ˈtoʊki.oʊ/ ), officially TOKYO METROPOLIS, is the capital of Japan
Japan
and one of its 47 prefectures . The Greater Tokyo Area
Greater Tokyo Area
is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan
Japan
and the Japanese government . Tokyo
Tokyo
is in the Kantō region
Kantō region
on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu
Honshu
and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands
Ogasawara Islands
. Formerly known as Edo
Edo
, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun
Shogun
Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters
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Korean People
South Korea
South Korea
50,423,955 (2014 estimate) North Korea
North Korea
25,300,000 (2014 estimate) DIASPORA AS OF 2015 c
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Actor
An ACTOR (often ACTRESS for females; see terminology ) is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre , or in modern mediums such as film , radio , and television . The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art , or, more commonly; to act, is to create, a character in performance. Formerly, in some societies, only men could become actors, and women's roles were generally played by men or boys. When used for the stage, women occasionally played the roles of prepubescent boys
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Japan
Coordinates : 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136 Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku Flag Imperial Seal ANTHEM: * " Kimigayo " * 君が代 "His Imperial Majesty's Reign" GOVERNMENT SEAL OF JAPAN * * Go-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐) Area controlled by Japan
Japan
shown in green—claimed, but uncontrolled shown in light green Capital and largest city
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Oda Nobunaga
ODA NOBUNAGA (織田 信長, Oda Nobunaga
Oda Nobunaga
(help ·info ), June 23, 1534 – June 21, 1582) was a powerful Daimyō
Daimyō
of Japan
Japan
in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan
Japan
during the late Sengoku period . Nobunaga is regarded as one of three unifiers of Japan
Japan
along with his retainers Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
and Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
. During his later life, Nobunaga was widely known for most brutal suppression of determined opponents, eliminating those who by principle refused to cooperate or yield to his demands. He was both a skilled ruler and keen businessman, economic reformer, strategizing at both the micro- and macroeconomic scales. He was killed when his retainer Akechi Mitsuhide rebelled against him at Honnō-ji
Honnō-ji

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