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Yosoji Kobayashi, the late former chairman of Nippon Television Network Corp. and former president of the Yomiuri Shimbun, left a taxable estate worth 8.85 billion yen to his family, tax authorities said Monday.

Kobayashi, a substantial NTV shareholder who died last December at age 86, bequeathed to his family an inheritance of deposits and NTV shares, according to sources familiar with the case.

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