Tsuyoshi Ihara

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Tsuyoshi Ihara
伊原 剛志
Ihara Tsuyoshi "Last Kights" at Opening Ceremony of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (21805557954).jpg
Ihara at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2015.
Born (1963-11-06) November 6, 1963 (age 54)
Kitakyūshū, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present

Tsuyoshi Ihara (伊原 剛志, Ihara Tsuyoshi, birth name: 伊原 剛 Ihara Tsuyoshi) (b. 1963) is a Japanese actor and author.


Ihara is a Japanese person of Korean descent, born on November 6, 1963 in Kitakyūshū as Yun Yu-gu (윤유구/尹惟久), and who grew up in Ikuno-ku, Osaka. He is a graduate of Imamiya Senior High School, Naniwa-ku, Osaka.


Ihara joined the Japan Action Enterprise, a theater troupe founded by Sonny Chiba, after leaving high school. Soon after, he began to act in numerous feature films and television dramas, including the 1996 NHK series Futarikko. In 2006, Ihara appeared as the Baron Takeichi Nishi in Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed Academy Award-winning film Letters from Iwo Jima, introducing him to an international audience.[1]

Ihara authored a book, Kokorozashite Sōrō (志して候う), which was published in Japan by Amoeba Books.[2]


Television dramas[edit]




  • We Love JAC (1986)
  • Jōji ta JAC Kōen
  • Mayonaka no Party (1991)
  • Honkon Rhapsody (1993)
  • Dā! Dā! Dā! (1993)
  • Hikoma ga Yuku (2002)
  • Blood Gets in Your Eyes (2003)
  • Rōnin Gai (2004)
  • Kātenkōru (2005)
  • shuffle (2005)
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Other programs[edit]


  • Kokorozashite Sōrō (author)[2]


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