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Friedrich Greil, a former longtime German-language announcer for NHK, died of old age at a hospital in Chiba Prefecture on Friday, according to his family. He was 100.

A native of Germany, Greil came to Japan before World War II and reported events in Japan for German-language listeners before and after the war.

He taught German language and culture at Hitotsubashi University and many other universities and colleges.

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