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Japanese actor, no longer a ‘bad guy’

He’s usually a bad guy, and film fans love him for that.

But these days, Kenichi Miura is only doing good.

The Japanese actor is having an especially busy time these days in Beijing, packing and delivering boxes of relief supplies from his country to fight the Covid-19 epidemic.

In his latest role, he was hard to pin down for an interview.

“I’m so sorry,” Miura said. “We have just received some medical equipment. I have to sort it out right away.”

Later: “Sorry, can we talk another time? I have to make this report tonight.”

Eventually, after some schedule shuffling, Miura wedged in a phone call from a China Daily reporter. True to form, he started by apologizing.

“I’m really sorry. We have received a lot of donations recently, but there’s not enough people to deliver them to the areas hit by the coronavirus. So there’s a lot of work to be done.”

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