Noriaki Yuasa

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Tokyo, Japan
The son of a stage actor, Noriaki Yuasa himself became a child actor for some years before attending university. Upon graduation, realizing that he disliked the actor's life, he sought work on the other side of the camera, joining Daiei Studios in 1955. There he studied under such accomplished directors as Yuzo Kawashima, Koji Shima, and Umeji Inoue. In 1964 Daiei promoted him to director with the musical comedy Shiawasa nara te o tatake (If You're Happy, Clap Your Hands, 1964). Read more...