Yoshiko Ōtaka

Yoshiko Ōtaka

Yoshiko Yamaguchi was a Chinese-born Japanese actress and singer who made a career in China, Japan, Hong Kong, and the United States. Early in her career, she played a Chinese woman and used the stage name Li Xianglan, rendered in Japanese as Ri Kōran. This allowed her to represent China in Japanese propaganda movies. After the war, she appeared in Japanese movies under her real name, as well as in several English-language movies under the stage name Shirley Yamaguchi. She was elected as a member of the Japanese parliament in the 1970s and served for 18 years. After retiring from politics, she served as vice president of the Asian Women's Fund. ... more on Wikipedia

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