1921 (Taisho 10) Thursday, September 29 Masatoshi Okochi was nominated as the new president of RIKEN. Recommended by the president of the University of Tokyo, Kenjiro YAMAKAWA. RIKEN developed rapidly under Okochi, and the commercialization of the research results occurred one after another. 76 enterprises rose to form RIKEN group, and it grew to a part of new Zaibatsu or new Financial clique. He was also not indicted for designating Class A war criminals after the war. 1952 (Showa 27) died at the age of 73.
Actress Momoko KAWACHI is the grandson of Masatoshi OKOCHI, chairman of Riken Group. Her real name was Momoko OKOCHI. 1932: She was born as the second son of Masatoshi and the daughter of a painter, Nobutaka OKOCHI. 1953 (Showa 28) The 6th generation of Toho New Face. The following year, she gained popularity by playing the heroine Emiko YAMANE in her fifth film “Godzilla.”. She later appeared in many TBS family dramas. 1998 (Heisei 10) died at the age of 66.
Momoko Kawachi was the first narrator of the NHK radio program “Kokoro no Tomoshibi” and was in charge of reading aloud for 34 years from 1964 to 1998. “Rather than complaining about the darkness, let’s turn on the light willingly.”