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BASKETBALL / B. League
Jul 12, 2018
Former UCLA, Japan pro basketball player Billy Knight dies in suicide after abuse charges
The basketball world is mourning the passing of Billy Knight. The death of the former UCLA basketball shooting guard, whose long overseas career included stints with four pro teams in Japan, has sent shock waves throughout the sport.
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JAPAN
Jul 3, 2018
Renowned rakugo storyteller Katsura Utamaru dies at 81
Rakugo comic storyteller Katsura Utamaru, known for his superb skill in telling classic humorous stories, died Monday of a lung illness, an association of rakugo storytellers said. He was 81.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 22, 2018
Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer, a Fox fixture, dies at 68
Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.
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JAPAN
Jun 7, 2018
Prominent sociologist Rokuro Hidaka dies at age 101
Rokuro Hidaka, a prominent Japanese sociologist and author who led protests against the Vietnam War, died in Kyoto on Thursday of natural causes, an acquaintance said. He was 101.
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JAPAN
May 31, 2018
Former Komatsu head Satoru Anzaki, who held a farewell party after revealing he had cancer, dies at 81
A former president of Japanese machinery manufacturer Komatsu Ltd., who drew public attention for holding a farewell party for friends and employees after announcing he had incurable gallbladder cancer, has died of the disease, the company said Thursday. He was 81.
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WORLD
May 27, 2018
Alan Bean, moon-walker turned painter, dies at 86
American astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973 before giving up his career to become a full-time painter, died in Houston on Saturday, officials said.
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JAPAN
May 21, 2018
Top alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki dies in eighth attempt to conquer Everest
Famed Japanese alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki died Monday during his eighth attempt to summit Mount Everest, officials said.
JAPAN
May 21, 2018
Former Financial Times Tokyo bureau chief Charles Smith dies at 82
Charles Smith, who served as Tokyo bureau chief of the Financial Times in the 1970s and of the Far East Economic Review in the 1980s, passed away at the age of 82 Friday of acute respiratory failure, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan said Monday.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 17, 2018
Japanese singer Hideki Saijo, known for cover song of 'Y.M.C.A.,' dies at 63
Hideki Saijo, a singer popular in Asia and best known for his cover song of the megahit "Y.M.C.A.," died of acute heart failure Wednesday, his office said. He was 63.
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JAPAN
May 16, 2018
Former News 23 anchor Kishii dies at 73
Shigetada Kishii, a former anchor of with the news program News 23, died Tuesday of lung cancer at his Tokyo home. He was 73.
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MORE SPORTS
May 15, 2018
Longtime NFL coach Chuck Knox dies at 86
Chuck Knox, a longtime NFL coach who won 186 regular-season games, died Sunday at age 86, the Seattle Seahawks confirmed.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 22, 2018
Japanese actor Ren Osugi, famed for his roles in Takeshi Kitano's yakuza films, dies at 66
Japanese actor Ren Osugi, best known for his supporting roles in director Takeshi Kitano's yakuza films, died Wednesday from a heart attack, according to TV Tokyo. He was 66.
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JAPAN
Feb 21, 2018
Tota Kaneko, famed Japanese modern haiku poet, dies at 98
Tota Kaneko, a prominent haiku poet, died of acute respiratory distress syndrome at a hospital in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday. He was 98.
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JAPAN
Feb 16, 2018
Longtime Harvard Japanese teacher Yori Oda dies at 82
Yori Oda, a decorated teacher who taught Japanese at Harvard University for 35 years, died earlier this month after a recent illness. She was 82.
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JAPAN
Jan 22, 2018
Conservative critic Susumu Nishibe dies at 78 in apparent suicide
Conservative critic Susumu Nishibe died on Sunday of an apparent suicide, the police said. He was 78.
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2018
Japanese newspaper reporter wounded in unsolved '87 shooting at Hanshin bureau dies
Hyoe Inukai, a former Asahi Shimbun reporter severely wounded by a shotgun during the unsolved 1987 attack on the daily's Hanshin bureau, has died, it was learned Friday. He was 73.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 21, 2017
Gospel singer, actress of 'Touched By An Angel' fame Della Reese dead at 86
Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, who appeared for years in the "Touched By An Angel" television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday.
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Oct 10, 2017
Star quarterback of 49ers, Giants, 'Ice Bowl' fame Y.A. Tittle dead at 90
Y.A. Tittle, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants, has died at the age of 90, the 49ers said on Monday.
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2017
Yoshitomo Tokugawa, great-grandson of last shogun, dies at 67
Yoshitomo Tokugawa, a photographer and great-grandson of the last shogun, died of a heart attack Monday, people close to him said Wednesday. He was 67.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 16, 2017
Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, whose scruffy looks and off-beat demeanor made him a favorite of directors seeking a character actor to add eccentricity or melancholy to the screen, died on Friday from natural causes, his agent said. He was 91.

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