Battle Royale

Taro Yamamoto.

Taro Yamamoto (山本 太郎, Yamamoto Tarō) is a Japanese actor and politician. He was born on 24th November 1974 in Takarazuka, Hyōgo

Currently, he is actively involved with the anti-nuclear movement and radiation safety for children in Fukushima after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. He attempted to run for a seat in the House of Representatives during the 2012 general election, but did not succeed, winning only 25% of the votes representing for the Tokyo 8th district. He began a campaign to be elected to the House of Councilors in its 2013 election, and was elected on July 21st.

He is perhaps best known in the west for his role as Shogo Kawada in the controversial 2000 film Battle Royale.