Shigeru Kōyama

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Kōyama during World War II.

Shigeru Kōyama (神山 繁, Kōyama Shigeru, 16 January 1929 – 3 January 2017) was a Japanese actor. He began acting in 1952. He appeared in Samurai Rebellion (1967), Taiyō o Nusunda Otoko (1979) and Beyond Outrage (2010). He was known in the United States for appearing in Black Rain (1986), starring Andy García, Michael Douglas and Ken Takakura. He was born in Kure, Hiroshima.

Kōyama died from pneumonia on 3 January 2017 in Kyoto Prefecture. He was 87.[1]

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  1. "ザ・ガードマンなど 名脇役の神山繁さん死去". NHK (in Japanese). 16 January 2017. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.

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