• Kyodo


Kazuo Kashio, chairman and CEO of Casio Computer Co. who played a key role in developing the G-Shock wristwatches, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday, the company said Tuesday. He was 89.

Kashio, a native of Tokyo, was the third of four brothers, who in 1957 founded the Japanese electronics-maker and commercialized the world’s first all-electric compact calculator.

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