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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.
Japan Times
SUMO
Oct 9, 2018
Hiroshi Wajima, lone yokozuna with college degree, dies at 70
Former yokozuna Wajima, who won elite makuuchi division tournaments 14 times in the 1970s and 1980s, and was known for his left-arm throwing technique, has died at age 70, his family said Tuesday.
BASKETBALL / NBA
Sep 27, 2018
Former NBA coach Jack McKinney dies at 83
Jack McKinney, who coached the Indiana Pacers for four seasons in the 1980s, died Tuesday at 83 years old, Saint Joseph's University announced.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2018
'God of bread' Philippe Bigot, French baker who popularized baguette in Japan, dies at 76
Philippe Bigot, the French baker credited with introducing the baguette to many Japanese households, died Monday of an unspecified illness, a source said Tuesday. He was 76.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2018
Former Japanese diplomats, U.N. experts recall Kofi Annan's support and commitment
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who died earlier this month, was remembered by former Japanese diplomats and U.N. experts as a strong supporter of Security Council reform plans that could have given Japan a permanent seat.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 28, 2018
Sadness expressed in Chibi Maruko-chan creator's hometown; Chinese fans also react
Sadness has been expressed throughout the city of Shizuoka — the hometown of Momoko Sakura, creator of the popular "Chibi Maruko-chan" manga and anime series who died of breast cancer at the age of 53 earlier this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2018
Momoko Sakura, creator of 'Chibi Maruko-chan,' dies of breast cancer
Momoko Sakura, creator of the much-loved "Chibi Maruko-chan" manga and anime series about a little girl called Maruko, died of breast cancer on Aug. 15, her company said Monday. She was 53.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 27, 2018
Paying tribute to a man of American dignity
On Saturday, Sen. John Sidney McCain III passed away. U.S. mainstream media, whether liberal or conservative, carried feature articles or broadcast special programs over the weekend to pay tribute to this great American statesman from Arizona. McCain was always original and unusual in many ways.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 24, 2018
Kin Sugai, world's oldest leading actress, dies at age 92
Actress Kin Sugai, listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest leading actress in a movie, died of heart failure at her home in Tokyo earlier this month, it was learned Thursday. She was 92.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 23, 2018
Bidding Sir Hugh Cortazzi farewell
Sir Hugh Cortazzi was instrumental in building a foundation of goodwill between Japan and the United Kingdom.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 17, 2018
Hugh Cortazzi, ex-envoy and JT columnist, dies
Japan on Tuesday lost a dedicated friend with the passing of Sir Hugh Cortazzi.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 17, 2018
Fans gather in New York, Los Angeles to bid farewell to Aretha Franklin
Fans of Aretha Franklin came together at New York City's landmark Apollo Theater and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul, singing along to her hits and sharing memories of her remarkable career.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 12, 2018
Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul, 'a literary circumnavigator,' dies at 85
V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died Saturday at his London home, his family said....
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 8, 2018
Masahiko Tsugawa, actor with long career in film, TV dies at 78
Masahiko Tsugawa, an actor with numerous appearances in movies and TV dramas, died of heart failure Saturday, his management agency said Tuesday. He was 78.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 25, 2018
Ex-Bank of Japan chief Yasuo Matsushita dies at 92
Former Bank of Japan Gov. Yasuo Matsushita, who led the central bank during the country's financial crisis of the 1990s, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 92.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 18, 2018
Keita Asari, founder of Japan's best known theater group, dies at 85
Keita Asari, who founded Shiki Theater and produced a number of its long-running musicals including "Cats" and "The Lion King," died Friday at a Tokyo hospital due to malignant lymphoma, the theater troupe said Wednesday. He was 85.

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