Actress Miyazawa Rie (31) has added another award to her already impressive collection. At the Blue Ribbon Awards, voted by reporters for several Tokyo newspapers, she was chosen as best actress. She won for her role in “Chichi to Kuraseba” (Living With Father), set in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing. The best actor award went to Terao Akira (57) for his performance in “Hanochi,” a movie based on a bestseller about a man who murders his wife. Terao worked several times with the legendary Kurosawa Akira. “Dare mo Shiranai” (Nobody Knows) was selected as best picture, and also received an award for director Koreeda Hirokazu.
• Minorikawa Tadao, father of TV celebrity Mino Monta, (60) died Tuesday of pneumonia at a hospital in Kanagawa prefecture. He was 90. Mino is one of the most popular emcees on Japanese TV.