|Native name||児玉 清|
|Born||Kiyoshi Kodama(小玉 清)|
1 January 1934
Kita, Tokyo, Japan
|Died|| 16 May 2011 77) (aged|
Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Other names||Kiyoshi Kitagawa(北川 清, real name)|
|Occupation||TV personality, actor|
|Notable work|| The Bad Sleep Well |
Eternity of Love
Hana wa Hanayome
Panel Quiz Attack 25
|Spouse(s)||Machiko Kitagawa (1964–2011)|
Kiyoshi Kodama(児玉 清Kodama Kiyoshi, real name: Kiyoshi Kitagawa (北川 清), born as Kiyoshi Kodama (小玉 清), 1 January 1934 – 16 May 2011) was a Japanese TV personality and actor. He hosted the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation quiz show Panel Quiz Attack 25 continuously for thirty-six years from its start in April 1975 until he was forced to step down due to poor health at the end of March 2011. His signature catchphrase on the show is "Attack Chance!"
Asahi Broadcasting Corporation is a regional radio and television broadcaster headquartered in Osaka, Japan, serving in the Kansai region.
Panel Quiz Attack 25 is a game show airing once weekly on the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation network in Japan. The program first aired on April 6, 1975.
An avid reader, Kodama hosted a TV book review show. He also published his own books. He was a voice actor for the voice of Robert Stephenson in the Japanese version of the 2004 animated movie Steamboy .
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Kodama died of stomach cancer at a hospital in Chuo, Tokyo on 16 May 2011.
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