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Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 29, 2019
Actor Kenichi Hagiwara dies at age 68
Kenichi Hagiwara, an actor and a vocalist in a pop band in the 1960s, died from gastrointestinal stromal tumors at a hospital in Tokyo, his office said Thursday. He was 68.
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Mar 8, 2019
Popular ex-pro wrestler Richard 'The Destroyer' Beyer dies at 88
Richard Beyer, a former American pro wrestler who was popular in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, died at his home on the outskirts of Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, his son said. He was 88.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2019
Veteran Japanese journalist Fumio Matsuo, who sought to foster reconciliation between Japan and U.S., dies at 85
Veteran Japanese journalist Fumio Matsuo, known for his efforts in calling for "true" postwar reconciliation between Japan and the United States, died at a hotel in New York state where he was visiting, his family said Tuesday. He was 85.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Feb 26, 2019
Writers recall their initiation to Japanese literature via Donald Keene
The Japan Times asked author Suzanne Kamata to reach out to some of her fellow writers for their memories and thoughts about Donald Keene, the noted scholar of Japanese literature who died Sunday in Tokyo at age 96. Here is a short collection of their replies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2019
Donald Keene, lauded scholar of Japanese literature, dies at 96
Prominent U.S.-born Japanese literature scholar Donald Keene, who introduced a roster of talented writers from Japan to the world, died of cardiac arrest in Tokyo on Sunday.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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