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Sam Jameson, a former correspondent and Tokyo bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times and a longtime resident of Japan, died early Friday at Kitasato Hospital in Tokyo of a hemorrhagic stroke after being hospitalized since March 24. He was 76.

Born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 9, 1936, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s school of journalism in 1958 and a master’s degree in 1959.

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