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Columnist and longtime foreign correspondent Edward Neilan died Tuesday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Tokyo a few hours after apparently suffering a heart attack. He was 68.

Neilan’s column on Asian affairs appeared in more than 30 newspapers in the U.S., Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The publications include The Japan Times, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, El Mercurio in Chile, The Straits Times of Singapore and the Korea Herald.

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