Kusakabe Kyushiro

Aaron Gerow gerow
Wed Aug 22 23:12:30 EDT 2001

In some late news, the film critic and producer Kusakabe Kyushiro died on 
the 19th at age 81.  Kusakabe began his career as a journalist, moving on 
to production in the Mainichi Eigasha.  He was president of that 
documentary film company for a while and was instrumental both in the 
production of several films on the atomic bombs dropped on Japan and in 
the "Ten Feet Film Movement" to return US footage of the atomic bomb to 
Japan. He was director of the Tokyo Film Festival for a time and as a 
critic authored books on Iwanami Productions and the actor Kobayashi 

Aaron Gerow
Yokohama National University
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