Japanese actor known as Sonny Chiba died recently of pneumonia and Covid-19 complications.  He was 82.  He was known for his action movies with many martial arts scenes.  During his career he made many successful actions films.  He also starred in a television series in Japan called Shadow Warriors.  The show was released in the US with subtitles and was a success.  Mr. Chiba had a role in Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film "Kill Bill, Volume 1".  Mr. Takata was privileged to meet Mr. Chiba in the 80s when he came to the US to make several US films.  He did some minor legal work for Mr. Chiba. Mr. Takata is hopeful that Sonny Chiba's film legacy will live on to future generations.