Rō Takenaka

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Rō Takenaka
竹中 労
Born (1930-05-30)May 30, 1930
Ushigome, Tokyo, Japan
Died May 19, 1991(1991-05-19) (aged 60)
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Journalist, Anarchist
Nationality  Japan
Period 1959–1991
Subject Culture, Politics

Rō Takenaka (竹中労, Takenaka Rō, born Tsutomu, May 30, 1930 – May 19, 1991) was a Japanese reporter, anarchist and critic born in Tokyo. He was the son of the artist and activist Eitarō Takenaka.[1] Expelled from the Russian language department of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, he went on to write about various subjects in the worlds of politics and culture under the pseudonyms "Yumeno Kyōtarō," "Kenka Takenaka" and "Hankotsu-no-Reporter" (literally: "Rebellious Reporter") among others.[2] He also wrote several books on Japanese film history. In his final years he continued his journalistic activities, despite suffering from and ultimately dying of cancer.


  1. ^ "Takenaka Rō". Nihon jimei daijiten+Plus. Kōdansha. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Eitaro Takenaka". The Eitaro Takenaka Memorial Museum Web Page. 10 April 2004 Yukari Kaneko.