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Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2017
Hideo Tsuchiyama, leader of Nagasaki peace movement, dies at 92
Former Nagasaki University President Hideo Tsuchiyama, leader of the peace movement and nuclear abolition campaign of atom-bombed Nagasaki, died early Saturday morning. He was 92.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2017
Nagasaki A-bomb survivor and victims' advocate Taniguchi dies at 88
Sumiteru Taniguchi, an influential survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki, died of duodenal papilla cancer Wednesday, an A-bomb survivors' council said. He was 88.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2017
Tsutomu Hata, known for brief stint as prime minister, dies at 82
Former Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata, who served 14 terms in the Lower House, died Monday morning at the age of 82.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 25, 2017
Former Vice Finance Minister Tadashi Ogawa dies at 77
Former Vice Finance Minister and Bank of Yokohama President Tadashi Ogawa died of esophageal cancer on Monday at a Tokyo hospital, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday. He was 77.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 21, 2017
Comic, rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84
Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 21, 2017
King of low-brow comedy, charity fundraiser Jerry Lewis dead at 91
Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 26, 2017
Sinatra's fourth wife, Barbara, dies at 90
Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, her representative said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2017
LDP lawmaker Taro Kimura dies of pancreatic cancer at 52
Liberal Democratic Party Lower House member Taro Kimura, formerly a special adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, died of pancreatic cancer in Tokyo early Tuesday morning, according to his staff. He was 52.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2017
Michiko Inukai, author, philanthropist and granddaughter of former PM, dies at 96
Michiko Inukai, an author and philanthropist who worked to help refugees and people facing starvation, died Monday at 96, according to people close to her.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 21, 2017
Linkin Park singer Bennington found dead in apparent suicide
Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday at his Southern California home in an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 17, 2017
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89
Martin Landau, a star of the 1960s television series "Mission: Impossible" who made a late-career comeback with an Academy Award-winning performance in the 1994 film "Ed Wood," died on Saturday at age 89, his publicist said on Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 5, 2017
Tetsuro Funai, founder of Funai Electric, dies aged 90
Tetsuro Funai, the founder of audiovisual electronics maker Funai Electric Co., known for his business strategy of mass producing items at low cost, died of pneumonia at an Osaka hospital on Tuesday, the company said. He was 90.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2017
TV presenter Mao Kobayashi, 34, dies after battle with breast cancer
Popular television presenter Mao Kobayashi, 34, died Thursday night after a more than two-year battle with breast cancer, her husband and kabuki star Ebizo said Friday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 17, 2017
Rand Castile, distinguished Asian art curator
Rand Castile, who passed away last month, was a noted curator of Japanese art.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 17, 2017
Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies at age 87
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of Germany's 1990 reunification and mentor to Angela Merkel, has died at age 87, his Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) said on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 12, 2017
Masahide Ota, former Okinawa governor and noted historian, dies at age 92
Former Okinawa Gov. Masahide Ota, a noted historian and survivor of the Battle of Okinawa, succumbs to pneumonia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 27, 2017
Burton Watson, noted translator, remembered
Burton Watson, the foremost translator of Chinese classics and poetry into English, chose to live much of his long life in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2017
Former lawmaker and finance chief Kaoru Yosano dies at 78
Former Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano, known as one of the top policy mavens among lawmakers, has died, an employee of his office said Wednesday. He was 78.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2017
Conservative English scholar Shoichi Watanabe dies at 86
Shoichi Watanabe, an English scholar known as a conservative opinion leader in Japan, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Tokyo, people close to him said. He was 86.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 13, 2017
German cinematographer Ballhaus, Hollywood veteran of 'Goodfellas' fame, dies at 81
German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who counted "Goodfellas," "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed" among the blockbuster movies he filmed, died overnight at his home in Berlin, his publisher said on Wednesday. He was 81.

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