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Yamada Yoji graduated Tokyo University in 1954, the year he joined Shochiku as an assistant director. In 1969, he launched the popular "Tora-san" series, the world's longest theatrical film series. "The Twilight Samurai" (The Twilight Samurai (2002)) marks his 77th film as well as his 41th year as a director since his first film in 1961: Nikai no ... See full bio »
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 2016 Kazoku wa tsuraiyo (screenplay) (completed)
 2015 Living with My Mother (screenplay) (post-production)
 2014 The Little House (screenplay)
 2013 Tokyo Family (screenplay)
 2011 The Yellow Handkerchief (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2010 Kyoto Story (original story) / (screenplay)
 2010 About Her Brother (screenplay)
 2009 Free and Easy 20 (screenplay)
 2008 Kabei: Our Mother (adaptation)
 2007 Free and Easy 18 (adaptation)
 2006 Love and Honour (written by)
 2006 Sea Without Exit (screenplay)
 2005 Sokoku (TV Movie) (story)
 2004 The Hidden Blade (screenplay)
 2003 Tsuribaka nisshi 14 (writer)
 2002 The Twilight Samurai (screenplay)
 2000 A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen (screenplay)
 1998 Gakko III (writer)
 1998 Tsuribaka Nisshi 10 (writer)
 1996 Gakko II
 1995 Toki no kagayaki (screenplay)
 1994 A Class to Remember (screenplay) / (story)
 1993 Tsuribaka nisshi 6 (writer)
 1991 Musuko
 1989 Free and Easy II (writer)
 1989 Harasu no ita hibi (writer)
 1988 Free and Easy (writer)
 1988 Hope and Pain (writer)
 1988 Lady Camellia (writer)
 1987 Tora-san Goes North (characters) / (screenplay)
 1985 Tora-san, the Go-between (characters) / (written by)
 1984 Tora-san's Forbidden Love (characters) / (written by)
 1983 Tora-san Goes Religious? (writer)
 1983 Natsukashii furaibo (screenplay)
 1983 Tora-san's Song of Love (characters) / (written by)
 1983 Matsumoto Seichô no Zero no shôten (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1982 Tora-san, the Expert (characters) / (written by)
 1981 Tora-san's Love in Osaka (characters) / (written by)
 1980 A Distant Cry from Spring (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Tora-san's Dream of Spring (characters) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Tora-san, the Matchmaker (characters) / (written by)
 1978 Talk of the Town Tora-san (characters) / (written by)
 1978 Stage-struck Tora-san (writer)
 1977 The Yellow Handkerchief (screenplay)
 1977 Tora-san Meets His Lordship (written by)
 1976 Tora's Pure Love (creator) / (written by)
 1976 The Village
 1976 Two Iida
 1974 Tokyo do mannaka (screenplay)
 1973 Tora-san Loves an Artist (writer)
 1973 Tora-san's Forget Me Not (writer)
 1972 Home from the Sea (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 Where Spring Comes Late (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 Tora-san's Grand Scheme (story)
 1969 Tora-San's Cherished Mother (characters) / (written by)
 1969 Am I Trying (characters) / (written by)
 1969 Kigeki ippatsu dai hisshou (screenplay)
 1968 I, the Executioner (writer)
 1968 Otoko wa tsurai yo (TV Series) (written by)
 1968 Fukeba tobuyona otokodaga (writer)
 1967 Onna no issho
 1967 Ai no Sanka (screenplay)
 1966 Ohana han
 1966 Warm Current (screenplay)
 1966 Un ga yokerya
 1964 Zoku Haikei Tenno Heika Sama (screenplay)
 1963 Shitamachi no taiyô (writer)
 1961 Koi no gashû
 1960 Kiiroi sakurambo (screenplay)
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