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Yaeko Nukada, a translator of screen scripts, died Tuesday of liver failure at a hospital in Shinjuku, Tokyo. She was 74.

Nukada, whose real name was Yaeko Watanabe, was a pioneer in the field of screen script translations. She built her career on her involvement in the translation of popular overseas TV dramas, such as “Colombo” — a famous U.S. detective series starring Peter Falk — and “The Fugitive.”

She also translated scripts of movies and plays, including “Twelve Angry Men” and “The Miracle Worker.”

Her funeral was attended by members of her immediate family. A memorial service is scheduled to be held in the near future, but a date has not been set.

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