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OBITUARY

Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 19, 2019
Karl Lagerfeld, fashion's prolific commander-in-chief, dies at 85
Karl Lagerfeld enjoyed the stature of a god among mortals in the world of fashion, where he stayed on top for well over half of a century and up to his death, at an age almost nobody apart from himself knew with to-the-day precision.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2019
Japanese author and economist Taichi Sakaiya dies at 83
Taichi Sakaiya, a bestselling author and an economist who served in key government posts, died of multiple organ failure Friday at a Tokyo hospital, his office said. He was 83.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 8, 2019
Longest-serving member of U.S. Congress, gruff Michigan Democrat John Dingell, dead at 92
John Dingell, a gruff Michigan Democrat who entered the U.S. House of Representatives in 1955 to finish his late father's term and became a legislative heavyweight and longest-serving member of Congress, died on Thursday. He was 92.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 8, 2019
Hall of Famer, pioneer and first African-American MLB manager, Frank Robinson dead at 83
Hall of Famer and trailblazing baseball legend Frank Robinson passed away Thursday at the age of 83.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 24, 2019
Popular Zimbabwean musician Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi dies at 66
Zimbabwe's most successful and internationally renowned musician Oliver Mtukudzi died on Wednesday after suffering from diabetes, ending a career that spanned four decades and 67 albums.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 21, 2019
Producer Andrew Vajna of 'Rambo' and 'Evita' fame dies in Budapest at 74
Andrew G. Vajna, the Hungarian movie producer behind "Rambo," "Evita" and other international hits, died in his Budapest home on Sunday following a long illness, the Hungarian National Film Fund said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 14, 2019
Veteran actress Etsuko Ichihara dies of heart failure at 82
Etsuko Ichihara, a veteran Japanese actress best known for her role in a popular long-running TV drama series, has died of heart failure at a Tokyo hospital, her office said Sunday. She was 82.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2019
Pioneering travel reporter Kaoru Kanetaka, whose Japan TV journeys took her 7.2 million km, dies at 90
Kaoru Kanetaka, a reporter who starred in a popular TV travel show that aired for 30 years, has died of heart failure, her office said Wednesday. She was 90.
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Dec 29, 2018
Raiders great Warren Wells dies at 76
Former Oakland Raiders star wide receiver Warren Wells died Thursday, the team announced.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2018
LDP heavyweight Yoshitada Konoike dies at 78
Yoshitada Konoike, a Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker best known for his role as chair of a Diet panel that debated controversial security bills, has died, sources close to him said Tuesday. He was 78.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 19, 2018
Penny Marshall, 'Big' director and TV's 'Laverne,' is dead at 75
Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television's "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Nov 17, 2018
Flamboyant 'host club king' Takeshi Aida given an extravagant sendoff
An extravagant wake and funeral was held earlier this month in memory of host club Ai Honten's flamboyant founder, Takeshi Aida, who passed away on Oct. 25 at the age of 78 after a prolonged illness.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2018
British scholar Ronald Dore, known for his studies about Japan, dies at age 93
British sociologist Ronald Dore, professor emeritus at the University of London and known for his contributions to Japan studies, died in Italy on Tuesday. He was 93.
Japan Times
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Nov 9, 2018
Founding Wild owner Bob Naegele Jr. dies at 78
Bob Naegele Jr., the founding owner of the Minnesota Wild, has died of complications from cancer. He was 78.
Japan Times
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Oct 25, 2018
Former Olympic runner Izumi Maki dies of cancer at 49
Two-time Olympic long-distance runner Izumi Maki, who later served as a training adviser for Fujita Running Academy, died at her Osaka home on Oct. 18. She was 49.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Oct 23, 2018
Jun Ashida, former personal designer for Empress Michiko, dies at age 88
Jun Ashida, founder of the eponymous brand and a former personal designer for Empress Michiko, died Saturday of pneumonia at his home in Tokyo. He was 88.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 22, 2018
Osamu Shimomura, co-winner of 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry, dies in Nagasaki aged 90
Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, a co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died at the age of 90, Nagasaki University announced Sunday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 19, 2018
Nankai Hawks ace Joe Stanka, hero of 1964 Japan Series, dies at 87
Former Nankai Hawks great Joe Stanka, the 1964 Pacific League MVP who famously threw three shutouts during that season's Japan Series, died of heart failure on Oct. 15, his grandson Josh told The Japan Times
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 16, 2018
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65: family
Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 10, 2018
Former Cabinet security chief Atsuyuki Sassa dies at 87
Atsuyuki Sassa, who served as the first head of Japan's Cabinet Security Affairs Office, died Wednesday at age 87, his family said.

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