Yôji Yamada
Name: Yôji Yamada
Occupation: Writer
Birth Day: September 13, 1931
Age: 89
Birth Place:  Osaka, Japan, Japan
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Yôji Yamada

Yôji Yamada was born on September 13, 1931 in  Osaka, Japan, Japan (89 years old). Yôji Yamada is a Writer, zodiac sign: Libra. Nationality: Japan. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

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Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Aki Yamada Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Yoshie Yamada Spouse N/A N/A N/A

Physique

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Biography

Director

  • Tora-san, Wish You Were Here | Otoko wa tsuraiyo Okaeri Torasan (2019)
  • What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life | Tsumayo Baranoyouni Kazoku wa Tsuraiyo III (2018)
  • What A Wonderful Family! 2 | Kazoku wa Tsurai yoII (2017)
  • What A Wonderful Family! | Kazoku wa Tsurai yo (2016)
  • Nagasaki: Memories of My Son | Haha to Kuraseba (2015)
  • The Little House | Chiisai Ouchi (2014)
  • Tokyo Family | Tokyo Kazoku (2012)
  • Kyoto Story | Kyoto Uzumasa Monogatari (2010)
  • About Her Brother |Ototo (2010)
  • Kabei: Our Mother | Kaabee (2008)
  • Love and Honor | Bushi no ichibun (2006)
  • The Hidden Blade | Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)
  • The Twilight Samurai | Tasogare Seibei (2002)
  • A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen | 15-Sai: Gakko IV (2000)
  • Gakko III: The New Voyage | Gakko III (1998)
  • Niji o tsukamu otoko (1996)
  • A Class to Remember 2 | Gakko II (1996)


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Screenwriter

Movies

  • Tora-san, Wish You Were Here | Otoko wa tsuraiyo Okaeri Torasan (2019)
  • What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life | Tsumayo Baranoyouni Kazoku wa Tsuraiyo III (2018)
  • What A Wonderful Family! 2 | Kazoku wa Tsurai yoII (2017)
  • What A Wonderful Family! | Kazoku wa Tsurai yo (2016)
  • Nagasaki: Memories of My Son | Haha to Kuraseba (2015)
  • The Little House | Chiisai Ouchi (2014)
  • Tokyo Family | Tokyo Kazoku (2013)
  • About Her Brother |Ototo (2010)
  • Kabei: Our Mother | Kaabee (2008)
  • Free and Easy 18 | Tsuribaka Nisshi 18 (2007)
  • Love and Honor | Bushi no ichibun (2006)
  • Sea Without Exit |Deguchi no nai umi (2006)
  • Free and Easy 17 | Tsuribaka Nisshi 17 (2006)
  • Free and Easy 16 | Tsuribaka Nisshi 16 (2005)
  • The Hidden Blade | Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)
  • Free and Easy 15 | Tsuribaka Nisshi 15: Hama-chan ni asu wa nai? (2004)
  • Free and Easy 14 | Tsuribaka Nisshi 14 (2003)
  • The Twilight Samurai | Tasogare Seibei (2002)
  • Free and Easy 13 | Tsuribaka Nisshi 13: Hama-chan kiki ippatsu! (2002)
  • Free and Easy 12: Big Holiday Bonus Project | Tsuribaka Nisshi 12: Shijo saidai no kyuka (2001)
  • A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen | 15-Sai: Gakko IV (2000)
  • Free and Easy 11 | Tsuribaka Nisshi 11 (2000)
  • The Castle of Sand | Suna no Utsuwa (1974)

Drama Series

  • Boy Torajiro | Shonen Torajiro (NHK / 2019) *original novel

TV Movies

  • A Distant Cry from Spring | Haruka Naru Yama no Yobigoe (NHK / 2018)
  • Older Brother, Younger Sister | Ani Imouto (TBS / 2018)

Awards

  • 2003 (26th) Japan Academy Prize - March 7, 2003
    • "Picture of the Year" ("The Twilight Samurai")
    • "Director of the Year" ("The Twilight Samurai")
    • "Screenplay of the Year" ("The Twilight Samurai")
  • 2002 (45th) Blue Ribbon Awards - February 18, 2003
    • "Best Picture" ("The Twilight Samurai")

Biography Timeline

1954

He was born in Osaka, but due to his father's job as an engineer for the South Manchuria Railway, he was brought up in Dalian, China. from the age of two. Following the end of World War II, he returned to Japan and subsequently lived in Yamagata Prefecture. After receiving his degree from Tokyo University in 1954, he entered Shochiku and worked under Yoshitaro Nomura as a scriptwriter or as an assistant director.

1958

He won many awards throughout his lengthy career and is well respected in Japan and by critics throughout the world. He wrote his first screenplay in 1958, and directed his first movie in 1961. Yamada continues to make movies to this day. He once served as president of the Directors Guild of Japan, and is currently a guest professor of Ritsumeikan University.

1977

His movies have won the Best Picture award at the Japanese Academy Awards four times: in 1977 for The Yellow Handkerchief, in 1991 for My Sons, in 1993 for A Class to Remember, and in 2002 for The Twilight Samurai, which was nominated for the 76th Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film. He won the Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year three times. His 1984 film, Tora-san's Forbidden Love, was nominated for the Golden Prize at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.

1996

Known in Japan under the title Otoko wa Tsurai yo, his Tora-san series features traveling merchant Torajirō, who is always unlucky in love. Since the lead role in every Tora-san movie was played by Kiyoshi Atsumi, his death in 1996 put an end to the series and Yamada moved on to other movies. Although Yamada is known for his long-running series of movies—four films in the A Class to Remember series, 13 in the Free and Easy (Tsuribaka Nisshi) series—none has reached the prolific numbers of the Tora-san series. Over a period of about 25 years, 48 Tora-san films were made, all of them starring Atsumi, and the majority written and directed by Yamada.

2004

His 2004 film, The Hidden Blade, was nominated for sixteen awards and won three. In 2010, Yamada was honored at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival with a screening of his latest film Otōto during the awards ceremony, as well as receiving a Berlinale Camera award for his numerous contributions to the festival's program.

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