Masao Kamei, former chairman of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., died of pneumonia Sunday at a Tokyo hospital. He was 86.
Kamei played a key role as a government adviser in privatizing the Japanese National Railways. He also wielded strong influence as chairman of a subcommittee of the government’s ad hoc committee on administrative reform in the mid-1980s.
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