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Kakuro Nakata, former head of the Japanese news agency Radiopress Inc., died Monday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Tokyo’s Ota Ward, his family said Tuesday. He was 84.

Established in 1946, Radiopress monitors broadcasts in Chinese, Russian, Korean, English and Japanese in 15 countries and offers news services to subscribers.

Nakata, a native of Hiroshima Prefecture, served as head of the agency from 1949 to 1977.

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