• en
James Shigeta

bokinaka
Licensing

James Shigeta's Hollywood Debut is a Breakthrough Role

James Shigeta was born on June 17, 1933 in Hawaii.

In his first film, James Shigeta plays Detective Joe Kojaku in this film noir mystery directed by Samuel Fuller. While on a case in Little Tokyo, Kojaku and his partner--and best friend from when they served in the war together as members of the 442nd RCT--both fall in love with the same girl, the key witness to the crime.

"The Crimson Kimono" (1959) co-stars Victoria Shaw.

Based on this original

"The Crimson Kimono" 1
uploaded by bokinaka
Publicity still for "The Crimson Kimono" (1959) starring James Shigeta and Victoria Shaw. In his first film, Shigeta plays Detective Joe Kojaku in this film noir mystery directed by Samuel … More »


Login or register
to contribute to the Nikkei Album

Welcome to the NEW Nikkei Album!

We've launched Nikkei Album in beta, so everyone can now start uploading and creating their own albums. There may be things that don't work quite right yet. Please email us to report any errors.

Browse the Nikkei Album

Receba novidades

Cadastre-se para novidades por e-mail

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Apoie o projeto

Descubra Nikkei

O site Descubra Nikkei é um lugar once você pode se conectar com outras pessoas e assim participar nas experiências dos nikkeis. Para continuar a manter e expandir este projeto, nós precisamos da sua ajuda!

Maneiras de ajudar >>

Projeto do Japanese American National Museum


Patrocinador principal: The Nippon Foundation