Jun Fukuda

TOKYO--Director Jun Fukuda, whose career in movies and television spanned five decades and included directing five Godzilla movies, including the movies in episodes 212- GODZILLA VS. MEGALON and 213- GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER, died here Dec. 3, 2000, of lung cancer. He was 77. Born in February 17, 1923 in Manshu, Korea, he was attending Nippon University as an art student when he was called into the service in World War II. After the war, he returned to Japan and joined Toho Studios in 1951.

He worked for many years as an assistant director; his directorial debut came in 1959. His final feature film was in 1977, but he continued directing programs for television and documentaries until he became ill a few years ago.