Singer and welfare facility founder Mariko Miyagi dies

National Mar 23, 2020

Singer and welfare facility founder Mariko Miyagi dies

Singer Mariko Miyagi, who founded Nemunoki Gakuen, a welfare facility for children with physical disabilities, died of malignant lymphoma at a Tokyo hospital Saturday. She was 93. Originally from Ota Ward in Tokyo, Miyagi sang hit songs such as "Gado-shita no Kutsumigaki" ("Shoeshiner under the ...