Yōichirō Morikawa

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Yōichirō Morikawa
Born (1979-08-14) August 14, 1979 (age 39)
Fukui, Fukui, Japan
Occupation Independent film director, screenwriter and actor

Yōichirō Morikawa(森川 陽一郎,Morikawa Yōichirō, born 14 August 1979, Fukui, Fukui) is a Japanese Independent film director, screenwriter, actor and calligrapher. He gained media attention when he was arrested and charged on suspicion of paying a 17-year-old girl for sexual services in March 2006. [1] [2] [3]

An independent film, independent movie, indie film or indie movie, is a feature film or short film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies. Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realized. Usually, but not always, independent films are made with considerably lower budgets than major studio films.

Film director occupation of a person who directs a film

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 24, 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2008. "児童買春で映画監督逮捕:福井県警" (Fukui prefectural police arrests movie director for child prostitution), Kyodo News, April 26, 2006
  2. "26歳「映画監督」児童買春…金支払わず事件発覚" (26-year-old movie director in child prostitution - Incident uncovered after failure to pay up), Sankei Shimbun, April 26, 2006
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2008. "児童買春:映画監督、森川陽一郎容疑者(26)を起訴 福井" (Film director Yōichirō Morikawa (26) arrested for child prostitution), 2Channel News Navigator from Mainichi Shimbun, May 17, 2006