Tomoko Nakajima (中嶋朋子) is a Japanese actress best known for playing Hotaru Kuroita in the long-running television drama Kita no Kuni kara ("From a Northern Country"). She won the award for best supporting actress at the 12th Yokohama Film Festival for Tugumi .
Kyoko Koizumi is a Japanese singer and actress. She is signed to Victor Entertainment.
Rie Miyazawa is a Japanese actress and former fashion model and singer. She has done glamour modeling too, having released four photobooks. She is also well known as the former fiancé of sumo wrestler Takanohana, to whom she was engaged for two months, and for her years of fighting anorexia nervosa.
Miho Nakayama is a Japanese singer and actress.
Ayumi Ishida is a Japanese actress and singer. Her real name is Yoshiko Ishida. She is the second among four daughters. She won the award for Best Actress at the 4th Yokohama Film Festival for Yajūdeka. She also won the awards for best actress at the 29th Blue Ribbon Awards and the 11th Hochi Film Award for House on Fire and Tokei - Adieu l'hiver.
Youki Kudoh is a Japanese actress and singer. She won the award for best newcomer at the 6th Yokohama Film Festival for The Crazy Family. She also won the awards for best actress at the 16th Hochi Film Award and at the 1992 Blue Ribbon Award for War and Youth. Additionally, Kudoh has been nominated three times for Best Actress, in the 5th independent Spirit Award for Mystery Train, in the 15th Japanese Academy Prize for War and Youth, and in the 4th Golden Satellite Award for Snow Falling on Cedars.
Mieko Harada is a Japanese actress from Tokyo. She has played various roles in many motion pictures, television shows and television dramas since her debut in 1974.
Jun Fubuki is a Japanese actress.
Tsurutaro Kataoka is a Japanese former professional boxer, TV personality, actor, and artist. For his role in the 1988 film The Discarnates, he won the award for best supporting actor at the 31st Blue Ribbon Awards, at the 13th Hochi Film Award, and at the 10th Yokohama Film Festival.
Yasuko Tomita is a Japanese actress. She won the Award for Best Newcomer at the 6th Yokohama Film Festival and at the 8th Japan Academy Prize for Aiko 16 sai. She also won the award for best actress at the 9th Yokohama Film Festival for Bu Su. In 1995, she enjoyed career breakthrough as she won the Best Actress award at 1995 Tokyo International Film Festival for The Christ Of Nanjing.
Masato Sakai is a Japanese actor. He won the award for best actor at the 31st Yokohama Film Festival for The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio and The Chef of South Polar and the award for best supporting actor at the 2008 Nikkan Sports Film Award, at the 33rd Hochi Film Award and at the 51st Blue Ribbon Awards. He also received a nomination for best supporting actor at the 32nd Japan Academy Prize. He is married to Japanese actress and J-pop singer Miho Kanno.
Harmful Insect is a 2002 Japanese drama film directed by Akihiko Shiota, starring Aoi Miyazaki.
Sakura Ando is a Japanese actress.
The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio is a 2009 Japanese comedy-crime film, directed by Daihachi Yoshida, based on Kazumasa Yoshida's 2006 biographical novel, Kekkon Sagishi Kuhio Taisa, that focuses on a real-life marriage swindler, who conned over 100 million yen from a number of women between the 1970s and the 1990s.
Tugumi (つぐみ) is a 1990 Japanese film directed by Jun Ichikawa, and based on the novel Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto.
Yūko Nakamura is a Japanese actress. She won the award for best actress at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2001 for the film Firefly (Hotaru) and the award for best supporting actress at the 28th Yokohama Film Festival for Strawberry Shortcakes.
The 10th Yokohama Film Festival (第10回ヨコハマ映画祭) was held on 12 February 1989 in Kannai Hall, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
The 12th Yokohama Film Festival (第12回ヨコハマ映画祭) was held on 10 February 1991 in Kannai Hall, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
The 15th Yokohama Film Festival (第15回ヨコハマ映画祭) was held on 13 February 1994 in Kannai Hall, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
The 21st Yokohama Film Festival (第21回ヨコハマ映画祭) was held on 6 February 2000 in Kannai Hall, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
The 26th Yokohama Film Festival (第26回ヨコハマ映画祭) was held on 6 February 2005 in Kannai Hall, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
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