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Akira Terao

Akira Terao is a Japanese musician and movie actor. As of 2012, he is the only male actor to have received both the Japan Record Award and the Japan Academy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Terao was born in Yokohama in son of the actor and film director Jūkichi Uno, he attended schools Wako Gakuen, Hosei University Daini Senior High School, graduated from the vocational school Bunka Gakuin. In 1966, he debuted, his solo debut album came out in 1970. As a singer, Terao is known for the 1981 hit song Ruby no Yubiwa and the album it was part of named Reflections, which sold 1.6 million copies in Japan. As an actor, he debuted in Chikadō no taiyō made, a film directed by Kei Kumai in 1968. In 1985, Terao worked under director Akira Kurosawa in Ran. Five years he appeared as "I" in Kurosawa's Dreams, he has worked with director Takashi Koizumi in The Professor's Beloved Equation. As for dramas, Terao has acted with Kazunari Ninomiya in Yasashii Jikan as well as in the latest Takuya Kimura-helmed drama, Change.

He won the award for best actor at the 47th Blue Ribbon Awards for Half a Confession. The promotional agencies to which he has belonged are Horipro, Ishihara International Productions, Inc. and his current personal agency Terao Music Offices. He was married to Bunjaku Han from 1973 to 1974, his current wife is Mayumi Hoshino. Terao is known for his expressions of nihilism; because he has two moles on one cheek, he has the nickname of "hoppe", meaning "cheek". The Sands of Kurobe Ran – Ichimonji Taro Takatora Dreams – "I" Madadayo - Sawamura After the Rain – Ihei Misawa Letter from the Mountain - Amida-do dayori - Takao Ueda Casshern – Professor Kotaro Azuma Half a Confession – Soichiro Kaji Into the Sun – Matsuda The Professor's Beloved Equation - the professor Samayou Yaiba – Shigeki Nagamine Daitokai Series – He was only in the 1st and 3rd season of the show. Kunitori MonogatariTokugawa Ieyasu Seibu KeisatsuTakeshi Matsuda, but prefers to be called'Rikki' by his colleagues, his character is killed in the line of duty in the 123rd episode of Part I of the show...

Taiyō ni Hoero! Part2 Gunshi Kanbei – Tokugawa Ieyasu Nobunaga Moyu – Konoe Sakihisa Kohaku – Toshio Arai Rikuō – Haruyuki Iiyama Shiroi Kyotō – Professor Azuma Medal with Purple Ribbon Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette Akira Terao discography at Discogs

German submarine U-2353

German submarine U-2353 was a Type XXIII U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was ordered on 20 September 1944, was laid down on 10 October 1944 at Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg, as yard number 507, she was launched on 6 December 1944 and commissioned under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Jürgen Hillmann on 9 January 1945. Like all Type XXIII U-boats, U-2353 had a displacement of 234 tonnes when at the surface and 258 tonnes while submerged, she had a total length of 34.68 m, a beam width of 3.02 m, a draught depth of3.66 m. The submarine was powered by one MWM six-cylinder RS134S diesel engine providing 575–630 metric horsepower, one AEG GU4463-8 double-acting electric motor electric motor providing 580 PS, one BBC silent running CCR188 electric motor providing 35 PS; the submarine had a submerged speed of 12.5 knots. When submerged, the boat could operate at 4 knots for 194 nautical miles. U-2353 was fitted with two 53.3 cm torpedo tubes in the bow. She could carry two preloaded torpedoes.

The complement was 14 – 18 men. This class of U-boat did not carry a deck gun. On 9 May 1945, U-2353 surrendered at Norway, she was transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945. The TNC allocated U-2353 to the Soviet Union. On 4 December 1945, she arrived in Libau, Latvia, as British N-class N31. On 13 February 1946, the Soviet Navy allocated her to the Baltic Fleet, she was renamed M-51 on 9 June 1949 sent to the reserve fleet on 20 December 1955 as a training hulk. She was struck from the Soviet Navy on 17 March 1952, broken up for scrap in 1963. Battle of the Atlantic Helgason, Guðmundur. "U-2353". Uboat.net. Retrieved 30 April 2016