Ex-trade minister Shinji Sato dies at 84

May 4, 2016

Ex-trade minister Shinji Sato dies at 84

Former Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker and trade minister Shinji Sato has died, a source from his hometown in Yamaguchi Prefecture said Wednesday. He was 84. In December 2012, Sato drew public attention when he said he had a document on a secret Japan-U.S. pact, ...

Yuinotoh party's Fujimaki dies

Mar 16, 2014

Yuinotoh party's Fujimaki dies

Yukio Fujimaki, a House of Councilors member from the new opposition party Yuinotoh, died Sunday of hemorrhagic shock at a Tokyo hospital, his party and relatives said. He was 54. Fujimaki unsuccessfully ran as a proportional representation candidate in the 2010 election, but was ...

Hatoyama family matriarch dies at 90

Feb 13, 2013

Hatoyama family matriarch dies at 90

Yasuko Hatoyama, mother of ex- Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, died Monday night of multiple organ failure at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the former prime minister and his lawmaker brother, Kunio, said. She was 90. Yasuko was the daughter of Shojiro Ishibashi, the ...

Jan 25, 2013

Noted scholar Kyoko Iriye Selden dies in U.S.

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Kyoko Iriye Selden, a scholar and teacher at Cornell University, died in Ithaca, New York, on Sunday at the age of 76 after contracting pneumonia. Born on Oct. 2, 1936, in Tokyo, Iriye graduated in 1959 with top honors from the English department of ...