Yoshiko Sembon is a Japanese screenwriter and director.


Yoshiko Sembon was born November 6, 1928 in the Manchuria region of China. When she was nine, Sembon returned to Japan with her family and settled down in Tateyama, Chiba. Her family moved to Tokyo after World War II ended. Sembon later entered Waseda University as an acting major. Upon graduating from college in 1953, she began working at the newly-created Nippon Television. Since then, she has written and directed numerous television programs.

Sembon's directorial feature-film debut, Red Whale, White Snake, was released on November 25, 2006. The film is about Yoshiko's childhood days in Chiba Prefecture.

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