In memoriam: Those we lost in 2013

Dec 28, 2013

In memoriam: Those we lost in 2013

by Jun Hongo

2013 saw the loss of a number of personalities who stood at the top of their respective fields. As the year quietly draws to a close, we reflect on those we lost, their contribution to the world and their ongoing legacy.

Takashi Yanase, creator of beloved 'Anpanman,' dies at 94

Oct 15, 2013

Takashi Yanase, creator of beloved 'Anpanman,' dies at 94

Takashi Yanase, creator of “Anpanman,” one of the most popular Japanese anime series for children, died of heart failure at a Tokyo hospital early Sunday, his agency said Tuesday. He was 94. He had been in the hospital since late August for liver cancer, ...