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Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 9, 2019
Puppeteer who performed as Big Bird and Oscar on 'Sesame Street' dies at 85
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought boyish vulnerability to Big Bird, the towering yellow-plumed character, during 50 years on the groundbreaking children's television show "Sesame Street" and even made garbage-loving Oscar the Grouch lovable, died on Sunday at the age of 85, the Sesame Workshop...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / Commentary
Dec 5, 2019
LDP statesman Yasuhiro Nakasone helped shape postwar Japan from the top down
Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who died at 101 on Nov. 29, will undoubtedly be remembered as a giant in Japan's political history.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 29, 2019
Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a political titan who spanned eras, dies at 101
The enduring statesman, who bolstered the military alliance with the U.S. and privatized the Japanese National Railways, led Japan onto the world stage in the 1980s.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 28, 2019
Australian ex-pat writer and TV critic Clive James dead at 80
Clive James, an expatriate Australian writer and broadcaster who wrote incisively and often hilariously about television, literature and current affairs, has died aged 80, his agents said on Wednesday.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 5, 2019
Gay Byrne, Ireland's 'most influential broadcaster,' dies at 85
Ireland's best known television personality, Gay Byrne, who hosted "The Late Late Show" for almost 40 years, died aged 85 on Monday, and was hailed by the prime minister as the "most influential broadcaster in the history of the state.
EDITORIALS
Oct 30, 2019
The world has lost a moral force
With the passing of Sadako Ogata, the world has lost a tireless protector of the weak.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 29, 2019
Sadako Ogata, first female U.N. refugee chief, dies at 92
News of the death of Ogata — known for her decisive, pragmatic leadership at the U.N. for years — immediately drew condolences from diplomatic and academic leaders across the world.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 28, 2019
Kaoru Yachigusa, actress in 'Samurai, The Legend of Musashi,' dies
Actress Kaoru Yachigusa, who rose to prominence with her role in Oscar-winning film "Samurai, The Legend of Musashi" and starred in a number of major movies and TV dramas, died last Thursday of pancreatic cancer at a Tokyo hospital, her office said. She was 88.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 17, 2019
U.S. House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland dies: AP
U.S. House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings, a key figure in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry and a fierce critic of President Donald Trump, has died, AP reported.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 5, 2019
Diahann Carroll, 'Julia' star and trailblazer for black women on TV, dies
Diahann Carroll, a versatile singer and stage actress who quietly blazed a trail for black women on American television in the late 1960s by playing a widowed nurse and single mother in "Julia," died Friday at age 84, said her manager, Brian Panella.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 3, 2019
Japanese soprano singer Shinobu Sato dies at 61
Shinobu Sato, a Japanese soprano singer known for her performances in European and American opera houses, has died, her office said Thursday. She was 61.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2019
Convict-turned-writer Joji Abe dies at 82
Ex-convict-turned-writer Joji Abe, known for a bestselling humor-filled novel depicting the lives of inmates, died of pneumonia at his home in Tokyo on Monday, his family said. He was 82.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 6, 2019
Robert Mugabe, Rhodesian liberator turned Zimbabwean oppressor, dies at 95
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power in a nation divided by nearly a century of white colonial rule.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 5, 2019
Famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, creator of supermodel concept, dies at 74
German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, credited with inventing the concept of the supermodel in the 1980s, has died aged 74, a message on his Instagram account said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Aug 3, 2019
Kyoaji chef Kenichiro Nishi's legacy lives on in Japan's top restaurants
The world of traditional Japanese cuisine has lost one of its luminaries. Chef Kenichiro Nishi, the founder of the renowned Shinbashi restaurant Kyoaji, passed away at the age of 81 on July 26.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jul 30, 2019
Legendary thoroughbred Deep Impact euthanized
Japanese racehorse Deep Impact, the winner of seven domestic Grade One titles and one of the world's leading sires, was put down Tuesday at the age of 17, the stud farm operator said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 17, 2019
South African musician Johnny Clegg, vocal white foe of apartheid, dead at 66
South African singer and songwriter Johnny Clegg, one of the few white artists to openly confront the apartheid government in the late 1970s and 1980s, died on Tuesday aged 66, his agent said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 14, 2019
Bangladesh's Ershad, opposition leader and former army ruler, dies at 90
The former military ruler of Bangladesh, Hussain Muhammad Ershad, died on Sunday at age 90 following age-related health complications.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2019
Japanese political commentator Kenichi Takemura, known for trademark pipe and frank opinions, dies at age 89
Kenichi Takemura, a political critic and journalist known for his trademark pipe and frank opinions, died of multiple organ failure on Monday at a Tokyo hospital, his family said Thursday. He was 89.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 10, 2019
Johnny Kitagawa: The mogul who defined and controlled Japan's entertainment industry
Few in the history of Japan's entertainment industry have wielded more power than talent manager Johnny Kitagawa.

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