U.S. agronomist Norman Borlaug had deep links with Japan and helped crossbreed a wheat seed it developed with other varieties to help other nations boost food output.

Borlaug, who became known as the “Father of the Green Revolution” and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, died at age 95 in Texas the day before Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki became the first major leaguer to reach 200 hits in nine consecutive seasons during a game there on Sept. 13.

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