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William Dizer, a former president of DuPont Japan Ltd. and former head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, died July 12 in Hawaii. He was 79.

Born in the United States, Dizer served as a Japanese-language translator for the U.S. Army during World War II and later joined the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in connection with the formation and administration of the Japanese government after the war.

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