WorldCat Identities

Yakusho, Kōji

Works: 225 works in 845 publications in 7 languages and 14,527 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Romance films  Video recordings for the hearing impaired  Thrillers (Television programs)  Film adaptations  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kōji Yakusho
Babel by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy American couple touring Morocco become the focus of an international incident involving a poor Moroccan farmer. A San Diego nanny makes a disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico while her employers are absent. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace"--IMDb
Tanpopo = Dandelion by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in Japanese and German and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young widow Tanpopo attempts to start a small ramen noodle restaurant. She has little success until she meets Gorō, a cowboy-hat-wearing truck driver who decides to helps her to make the perfect bowl of top ramen. A story that features various subplots and an eclectic group of supporting characters, all of whom have expressively passionate relationships with food
Mirai( Visual )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Japanese and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four-year-old Kun's new baby sister is named Mirai (meaning 'future'), and the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun's entire family. As his mother returns to work, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai, until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters guests from the past and future, including his sister Mirai as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time, uncovering their family's incredible story
Shall we dansu? by Masayuki Suo( Visual )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged businessman's dull life takes an interesting turn when he signs up for a ballroom dance class just to meet the beautiful dance instructor
Tokyo sonata by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a contemporary Japanese family torn apart after its patriarch unexpectedly loses his job. Ashamed, he keeps this a secret, but as he grows more despondent, his family resorts to drastic measures to break away from their fractured lives
Jūsannin no shikaku = 13 assassins by Eiichi Kudō( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen brave samurai must face overwhelming odds in an epic battle against a sadistic lord and his army of 200 to prevent him from plunging Japan into war
The boy and the beast by Mamoru Hosoda( Visual )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But the unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test; a final showdown
Shall we dance? by Masayuki Suo( Visual )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons
Sandome no Satsujin = The third murder( Visual )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Japanese and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori's chances of winning the case seem low; his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim's family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all
Unagi by Motofumi Tomikawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding his wife in bed with another man, Takuro Yamashita murders her, serves an eight year prison sentence, and then moves to a small town to begin life anew as a barber. When he hires a young woman as his assistant, her past collides with his to the detriment of all
Oh Lucy!( Visual )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Japanese and English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly struck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika, to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named 'Lucy.' The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John
Hara-kiri : death of a samurai( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord"
Tampopo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe"--Container
Kyua by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detective tries to solve a series of murders with a supernatural connection
Mifune : the last samurai : a documentary about Toshiro Mifune( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made sixteen remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars
Kairo = Pulse by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in Japanese and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot centers on ghosts invading the world of the living via the Internet. It features two parallel story lines. First story: The first story involves a young woman named Kudo Michi (Kumiko Aso) who works at a plant sales company. She has recently moved to the city and her main friends are her three colleagues, Sasano Junko, Toshio Yabe and Taguchi. At the start of the film, it appears Taguchi has been missing for some days working on a computer disk. Michi goes to visit his apartment and finds him distracted and aloof; in the middle of their conversation, he casually makes a noose, leaves and hangs himself. Michi and her colleagues inspect the computer disk he left behind and discover it contains an image of Taguchi staring at his own computer monitor, which is displaying an image of Taguchi staring at his computer monitor, creating an endless series of images. In the monitor, Michi and her friends discover a ghostly face staring out into Taguchi's room. Yabe later receives a phone call that seems to be Taguchi saying "Help me", over and over. He goes to Taguchi's apartment and sees a ghostly black image on the wall. He notices a door sealed up with red tape and enters, encountering a ghost. Yabe shows up at work later depressed and uncommunicative, ultimately taking to hiding in his apartment. When Michi goes to check on him, she discovers that he has dissolved into a black mark on the wall similar to the one on Taguchi's wall. Michi and Junko are soon alone at work; their boss has also disappeared. Doors with red tape are cropping up all over Tokyo. When Junko enters one of them, she is attacked by a ghost. Michi rescues her, but the encounter proves too traumatic for Junko, who dissolves into ash. Second story: Ryosuke (Haruhiko Katô) is an economics student who has recently signed up to a new Internet Service Provider. His computer accesses a website by itself, showing him disturbing images of people alone in dark rooms, exhibiting bizarre, depressed behavior. That night, Ryosuke wakes up to find his computer on again; the site now shows a man with his face obscured by shadows, who is then replaced by a man with a plastic bag over his head. Before he pulls it off, Ryosuke unplugs his computer in panic. The next day, Harue Karasawa (Koyuki), a post-graduate computer science student, suggests he either bookmark the page or print the images for her to examine. Ryosuke attempts to follow her advice but finds that his computer will not follow his commands. Instead, a video plays of a man with a plastic bag on his head standing in a room with the words "HELP ME" written all over the walls. A fellow student mentions the appearance of ghostly-looking people around campus and explains his theory that souls have begun to invade the physical world. Harue begins exhibiting strange, depressive behavior and suggests that ghosts would want to save humans from the loneliness of the afterlife by bestowing immortality on them. Later that night, Ryosuke visits Harue to find her acting even stranger; the two try to escape to a faraway place using the subway. However, the train stops and Harue is seized by a desire to return home and flees. Upon returning to her apartment, she claims that she is "not alone". When Rosuke bursts into her apartment later, she is gone. As more and more people begin to vanish, evacuations of Tokyo begin. There are ghosts appearing everywhere. Ryosuke meets Michi and they find Harue in an abandoned factory, where she shoots herself. Ryosuke later wanders through a door sealed up with red tape and encounters a ghost who explains that "death was eternal loneliness." Ryosuke loses the will to live, and Michi has to drag him to safety. They drive through a burning Tokyo, encountering numerous apocalyptic scenes : the sky turns black, a US Army C-130 cargo plane crashes out of the sky, and people leap to their deaths from tall buildings. The pair find a ship about to depart Tokyo, crewed by a small group of survivors who tell them that similar events are happening all over the world. As the ship heads for Latin America, Ryosuke and Michi go below deck, where Ryosuke disintegrates into ash
13 assassins by Takashi Miike( Visual )

35 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen brave samurai must face overwhelming odds in an epic battle against a sadistic lord and his army of 200 to prevent him from plunging Japan into war
Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu = Warm water under a red bridge by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated, unemployed architect travels to a remote fishing village in search of a treasure rumored to be hidden in a house near a red bridge. He builds an intense relationship with one of the occupants of the house, a young woman with an "unusual" condition
Séance by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl escapes her kidnappers and hides in the equipment case of a sound effects engineer, while he is recording sounds in the woods with his psychic wife. The stage is set to promote her psychic abilities, but the hoax goes terrifyingly wrong
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Alternative Names
Hashimoto Koji

Hashimoto, Kôji 1956-

Jakuso Kódzsi

Kōji Yakusho

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Yakusho, Kôji

Yakusho, Kōji 1956-

Yakusyo, Kozi

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کوجی یاکوشو بازیگر ژاپنی

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役所広司, 1956-

Japanese (227)

English (83)

Spanish (13)

French (6)

German (5)

Italian (4)

Chinese (1)