from kyoto-su.ac.jp.}} is a Japan
ese actress, voice actress, tarento
, World Wide Fund for Nature
advisor, and Goodwill Ambassador
. She is well known for her charitable works, and is considered as one of the first Japanese celebrities who achieved international recognition. In 2006, Donald Richie
referred to Kuroyanagi in his book ''Japanese Portraits: Pictures of Different People'' as "the most popular and admired woman in Japan."
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