Actress Tomoko Naraoka Dies at 93

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Tomoko Naraoka

Actress Tomoko Naraoka died from pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital on March 23. She was 93.

Naraoka, who headed The Mingei Theatre Company, was a leading figure in the so-called shingeki drama movement and was acclaimed for her acting abilities.

Naraoka’s niece, the director Ikumi Tanno, led proceedings at her funeral, which was attended by family and friends.