Former JNR president Nisugi dies at 100

| Jan 5, 2016

Former JNR president Nisugi dies at 100

The death has been announced of Iwao Nisugi, the former president of the now-defunct Japanese National Railways. He died on Dec. 25 of pneumonia, at an age of 100. Nisugi entered the Ministry of Railways in 1938 and served in a range of roles ...

| Mar 31, 2015

Obituary: Jane D. Rees

Longtime columnist for The Japan Times and other publications Jane Rees passed away on March 12 at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She was 95. Rees was hospitalized after she fell at her home and suffered a serious head injury. She succumbed ...

Tony Benn, devoted British socialist, dies at 88

/ | Mar 15, 2014

Tony Benn, devoted British socialist, dies at 88

Tony Benn, a committed British socialist who irritated and fascinated Britons through a political career spanning more than five decades and who renounced his aristocratic title rather than leave the House of Commons, has died. He was 88. His family said in a statement ...

| Nov 27, 2000

Ex-Foreign Minister Zentaro Kosaka dies

Zentaro Kosaka, a conservative politician who worked for normalization of diplomatic relations with China and promoted rapprochement with the Soviet Union during the Cold War era, died of renal failure at his home in Tokyo’s Ota Ward on Sunday afternoon, his family said. He ...