Conservative ex-Greek leader Mitsotakis dead at 98

/ May 29, 2017

Conservative ex-Greek leader Mitsotakis dead at 98

Constantine Mitsotakis, a former conservative prime minister remembered for fierce confrontations with Greece’s liberal and socialist parties as well as early free-market reforms during a 60-year political career, died early Monday. He was 98. “Today at 1 a.m. Constantine Mitsotakis departed life, surrounded by ...

Former Diet member Hiroshi Nakai dies at age 74

/ Apr 24, 2017

Former Diet member Hiroshi Nakai dies at age 74

Hiroshi Nakai, a former member of the Lower House, died Saturday of stomach cancer at a Tokyo hospital. He was 74. From 2009 to 2010, Nakai was chairman of the National Public Safety Commission and minister in charge of the North Korean abduction issue ...

Conservative English scholar Shoichi Watanabe dies at 86

Apr 18, 2017

Conservative English scholar Shoichi Watanabe dies at 86

Shoichi Watanabe, an English scholar known as a conservative opinion leader in Japan, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Tokyo, people close to him said. He was 86. A professor emeritus at Sophia University, Watanabe authored numerous books, including the best-selling ...

Noted Hiroshima hibakusha Dr. Shuntaro Hida dies at 100

Mar 21, 2017

Noted Hiroshima hibakusha Dr. Shuntaro Hida dies at 100

Shuntaro Hida, a former Imperial Japanese Army doctor who survived the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II and treated survivors, died Monday, sources close to him said. He was 100. Hailing from Gifu Prefecture, Hida became a doctor after graduating from ...