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Yōko Nogiwa (野際 陽子, Nogiwa Yōko, 24 January 1936 – 13 June 2017) was a Japanese actress.

Yoko Nogiwa
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Yoko in 1963
Native name 野際 陽子
Born (1936-01-24)24 January 1936
Toyama, Toyama, Japan
Died 13 June 2017(2017-06-13) (aged 81)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
  • Actress
  • television presenter
  • narrator
Years active 1958–2017
Spouse(s) Sonny Chiba (m. 1973; div. 1994)
Children Juri Manase

Nogiwa was born in Toyama, Toyama, and grew up in Suginami, Tokyo from the age of three.[1] She graduated from Rikkyo University.[1]

In 1973, she married Sonny Chiba, with whom she co-starred in the TV series Key Hunter.[1] They had a daughter, Juri Manase, in 1975, who later became an actress, but divorced in 1994.[1]

Nogiwa died from lung cancer on 13 June 2017, at the age of 81.[1][2]




  • Yakuza Deka (1970) – A singer
  • Minna no Ie (2001) – Setsuko Iijima
  • When Will You Return? (2017) – Tomoko Ashimura (present days)



  1. ^ a b c d e 野際陽子さん13日に亡くなる、81歳 [Yoko Nogiwa dies on 13th, aged 81]. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). The Hochi Shimbun. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Actress Yoko Nogiwa dies at 81 after three-year battle with cancer", The Japan Times, June 13, 2017 

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