On March 29, Ken Shimura, one of Japan’s most celebrated comedians, passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. JT entertainment writer Patrick St. Michel discusses Shimura’s life and death, and whether it will change the discussion around the novel coronavirus in Japan. Hosted by Oscar Boyd.
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- Ken Shimura’s entertainment legacy spans generations (Patrick St. Michel)
- Popular comedian Ken Shimura first Japanese celebrity to die from COVID-19 (Kyodo, The Japan Times)
- Comedian Ken Shimura tests positive for COVID-19 (Kyodo, The Japan Times)