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||February 28, 1993
||Cause of Death:
||difficulties resulting from respiratory problems
RATE AND COMMENT
Landed a job with the production department of P.C.L. (Photo-Chemical Laboratories) Studios a few months before graduation
Worked as an assistant director to Kajiro Yamamoto; first met another of that director's proteges, Akira Kurosawa
Served in the military for eight years
Returned to P.C.L., Now renamed Toho Studios; directed cultural documentaries
Served as Kurosawa's assistant director on "Stray Dog"
Directed first fictional feature film, "Aoi Shinju"
Collaborated with special effects technician Eiji Tsuburaya on the war film, "Taiheiyo no Washi"
Directed his best-known film, "Gojira/Godzilla" for which he also co-wrote the screenplay
Was involved in the making of the children's TV series, "Ultraman", created by Tsuburaya
Received screen credit as "creative consultant" and "direction counsellor" on such Kurosawa films as "Ran" (1985) and "Akira Kurosawa's Dreams" (1990)