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Also Known As: Died: September 6, 1998
Born: March 23, 1910 Cause of Death: complications from a stroke
Birth Place: Japan Profession: Writer ...


father: Isamu Kurosawa. Army officer, athletics teacher, school administrator. Born in Akita Prefecture, Japan; of samurai descent; died on February 8, 1948; graduated from Toyama Imperial Military Academy.
father: Isamu Kurosawa. Has nine.
mother: Shima Kurosawa. From family of merchants eight children--four sons and four daughters--by Yutaka (Akira the youngest); died on November 4, 1952.
mother: Shima Kurosawa. Survived him; resides in Beijing.
brother: Heigo Kurosawa. Writer of movie theater program notes, narrator for silent films. Older; committed suicide (second attempt) in 1933 at age 27; of his brother Kurosawa said: "It was because of the existence of my brother as the negative that I was born the positive".
brother: Heigo Kurosawa. Married when Howard was a teenager; marriage annuled at insistance of Howard's mother; her name is reportedly unknown even to family members.
son: Hisao Kurosawa. Producer. Born on December 20, 1945; produced several of his father's films; survived him.
son: Hisao Kurosawa. Had four; survived him.
daughter: Kazuko Kurosawa. Costume designer. Born on April 29, 1954; worked on several of her father's films; survived him.
daughter: Kazuko Kurosawa. Has three.

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