Shingo Yamashiro

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Shingo Yamashiro
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Born (1938-11-10)November 10, 1938
Kyoto, Japan
Died August 12, 2009(2009-08-12) (aged 70)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor, television presenter
Years active 1957–2008

Shingo Yamashiro (山城 新伍, Yamashiro Shingo, November 10, 1938 – August 12, 2009) was a Japanese television and film actor.[1]


Yamashiro, who was originally from Kyoto, Japan, was born Yasuji Watanabe (渡辺 安治, Watanabe Yasuji),[1] but used Shingo Yamashiro as his stage name. He made his film acting debut in 1957.[1]

Yamashiro starred in the television series Hakuba Dōji ("White Horse Rider"), beginning in 1960.[1] During the 1970s, Yamashiro appeared in several yakuza films such as the Battles Without Honor and Humanity series[1] and Gambling Den Heist (1975). Yamashiro also directed occasionally, helming such films in Nikkatsu's Roman porno series as Female Cats (1983) and Gemini Woman (1984).[2] He starred in several variety shows later in his career.[1]

Later years[edit]

Yamashiro was admitted to a nursing home in Machida, western Tokyo, for treatment of diabetes.[1] He died of pneumonia at said nursing home on August 12, 2009, at the age of 70.[1]





  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Film, TV actor Yamashiro dies at 70". Kyodo News. Japan Times. 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  2. ^ Weisser, Thomas; Yuko Mihara Weisser (1998). Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films. Miami: Vital Books : Asian Cult Cinema Publications. p. 180. ISBN 1-889288-52-7. 

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