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OBITUARY

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.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 3, 2017
Synthesizer pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland, dies at 87
Ikutaro Kakehashi, an influential figure in the 1980s pop music scene and founder of electronic instrument makers Roland Corp. and ATV Corp., has died at the age of 87, an ATV spokeswoman told The Japan Times on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 21, 2017
Street fighter to peacemaker: Northern Ireland's Martin McGuinness dies at 66
Martin McGuinness, a former Irish Republican Army commander and deputy first minister of Northern Ireland who was a key figure throughout five decades of conflict and peace, has died at 66, his party, Sinn Fein, said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2017
Noted Hiroshima hibakusha Dr. Shuntaro Hida dies at 100
Shuntaro Hida, a former Imperial Japanese Army doctor who survived the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II and treated survivors, died Monday, sources close to him said. He was 100.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news / OBITUARY
Feb 17, 2017
Toru Funamura, composer of popular Japanese songs, dies at 84
Toru Funamura, celebrated composer of "Yagiri no Watashi" ("Ferry at Yagiri,") "Osho" ("Shogi King") and other popular Japanese songs, has died, his office said Friday. He was 84.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2017
'Third Generation' novelist Shumon Miura dies at 91
Shumon Miura, renowned novelist who also led the Cultural Affairs Agency, died of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital on Friday, his family said Saturday. He was 91.

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