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OBITUARY

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.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 28, 2017
Publishing pioneer Kikuko Ireton introduced the world to Japanese film
Kikuko Ireton, who co-founded "Movie/TV Marketing," a pioneering English-language trade journal about the domestic film industry, died in Tokyo on Thursday from complications of pneumonia.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 31, 2016
Actors seek posthumous protections after big-screen resurrections
Tuesday's death of actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in "Star Wars," set off waves of remembrance among fans — but also speculation over her character's return in yet-to-be-filmed episodes.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 27, 2016
In China, George Michael had his own cultural revolution
It was strangely muted when George Michael, as part of the British pop duo Wham!, took the stage at the Workers Gymnasium in Beijing in April 1985, recalled one of those who attended that now legendary first Western pop act in Communist China.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 17, 2016
Former Justice Minister Seisuke Okuno dies at 103
Seisuke Okuno, a former Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker known for his controversial views on Japan's wartime aggression against other Asian countries, died at his home in Tokyo on Wednesday, the LDP said Thursday. He was 103.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 17, 2016
Nixon's Pentagon chief Melvin Laird, 'Vietnamization' advocate, dies at 94
Melvin Laird, who as defense secretary under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 helped extricate U.S. forces from the morass of the Vietnam War in a policy he dubbed "Vietnamization," has died at age 94.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OBITUARY
Nov 16, 2016
Stefan Lippert: remembering an educator in search of excellence
Stefan Lippert, a luminary from our community of Japan thought leaders, died recently at the age of 47.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2016
Prince Mikasa, a China war veteran who spanned three reigns, dies at 100
The prince, the oldest member of the Imperial family, was the youngest brother of Emperor Hirohito, posthumously known as Emperor Showa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2016
Prince Mikasa spent his last years peacefully at Tokyo residence
Emperor Akihito's uncle Prince Mikasa, who died of heart failure Thursday at the age of 100, spent the last years of his life peacefully at his residence in Tokyo, taking strolls and enjoying his daily studies and exercise.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 21, 2016
Hong Kong media say former Chinese Premier Li Peng, who spearheaded Tiananmen crackdown, has died
Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, who spearheaded a military crackdown on prodemocracy protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, may have died, Hong Kong media reported Friday, without citing any sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 5, 2016
Japanese woman who sent dolls to John F. Kennedy in 1962 dies at 94
A Japanese woman who sent dolls to then-U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and decades later received a doll from his daughter in return died last week at 94, the woman's nursing home said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 23, 2016
Former Oita Gov. Morihiko Hiramatsu of 'one village, one product' fame dead at 92
Former Oita Gov. Morihiko Hiramatsu, known for his "one village, one product" regional development campaign, died Sunday, sources said Tuesday. He was 92.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2016
Japanese journalist, antiwar activist Takeji Muno dies at 101
Centenarian journalist and antiwar activist Takeji Muno died Sunday at his home in the city of Saitama, his family announced. He was 101.
JAPAN
Aug 16, 2016
Atsushi Shimokobe, key architect of national development projects, dies at 92
Atsushi Shimokobe, a former senior bureaucrat and a key architect for national development projects in postwar Japan, has died, it was learned Tuesday. He was 92.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2016
Death of Yumi Ito of twin pop duo The Peanuts confirmed
Yumi Ito, the younger member of the pop duo Peanuts, comprising identical twin sisters, died May 18, a person related to her former management office said Monday. She was 75.

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