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Former Fuji Xerox Co. Chairman Yotaro Kobayashi, who also served as chairman of a major business lobby known as Keizai Doyukai and the Japan-U.S. Business Council, died Saturday of chronic empyema at a Tokyo hospital, the company said Monday. He was 82.

Born in London in 1933, Kobayashi graduated from Tokyo’s Keio University and earned his Master of Business Administration degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined Fuji Photo Film Co., now Fujifilm Holdings Corp., in 1958 and transferred to Fuji Xerox in 1963, according to the company.

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