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Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 21, 2014
Gough Whitlam, former Australian prime minister, dies at 98
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died on Tuesday at the age of 98, was one of his country's most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 9, 2014
Liberia arrival, first person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S., dies in Texas hospital; Africa toll nears 3,900
A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a hospital isolation ward on Wednesday and the government ordered extra screenings at five major airports as part of efforts to stop the virus spreading outside of West Africa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 28, 2014
SDP's Takako Doi, first female leader of major political party in Japan, dies at 85
Pioneering politician Takako Doi, a former Lower House speaker and onetime head of the Social Democratic Party, dies of pneumonia at age 85.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2014
Economist and environmental activist Hirofumi Uzawa dies
Hirofumi Uzawa, a noted economist and critic of the mass pursuit of profit, died Sept. 18 at his home in Tokyo, his family said Friday. He was 86.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2014
Lyricist and literary award winner Yoko Yamaguchi dies at 77
Lyricist Yoko Yamaguchi, who also won a prestigious Japanese literary award in 1985, died Sept. 6 of respiratory failure, an official close to her said. She was 77.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 26, 2014
Poland's last communist ruler, Wojciech Jaruzelski, dies at 90
Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's last communist leader who imposed martial law to crush the Solidarity movement only to hand over power less than a decade later, died aged 90 on Sunday following a long bout of illness, a military hospital in Warsaw said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 11, 2014
Leprosy activist Kodama dies at 82
Yuji Kodama, a prominent fighter of discrimination against former leprosy patients, died Sunday of lung cancer at a sanitarium in Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture. He was 82.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2014
Chinese 'Iron Chef' Shu Tomitoku dies
A Chinese chef who became a popular fixture on Japanese TV shows has died of aspiration pneumonia at a Yokohama hospital, his family said Sunday. He was 71.
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2014
Obituary: Peter Martin
Peter Martin, former director of the British Council who was also a Japan-inspired detective novel writer known as James Melville, died recently. He was 83.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2014
Yuinotoh party's Fujimaki dies
Yukio Fujimaki, a House of Councilors member from the new opposition party Yuinotoh, died Sunday of hemorrhagic shock at a Tokyo hospital, his party and relatives said. He was 54.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 12, 2014
Sharon's life shaped Israel, mirrored its turbulent times
The death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who had been in a deep coma since suffering a stroke in January 2006, represents an extraordinary moment of rupture in his country's history. Of the generation of Israeli soldiers and politicians who fought in Israel's founding conflicts, only...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2014
Actress Keiko Awaji, best known for role in 'The Bridges at Toko-Ri,' dies at age 80
Keiko Awaji, who featured in the 1954 Hollywood movie 'The Bridges at Toko-Ri' and films by Akira Kurosawa and Yoji Yamada, dies at a Tokyo hospital.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 11, 2014
Ariel Sharon, Israeli 'bulldozer' who vacated Gaza, dies at 85
Ariel Sharon, the Israeli general and former prime minister as famous for his ferocity in battling Arab foes as for his turnaround decision to evacuate settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip, has died. He was 85.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2014
Cancer claims Osaka-based TV celebrity, singer Takajin , aged 64
Takajin Yashiki, a popular TV celebrity and singer well known in the Kansai region, has died, according to a TV station official and other sources. He was 64.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 27, 2013
Medal of Honor winner from Korean War dies
Rodolfo "Rudy" Hernandez, a U.S. Army paratrooper who received the Medal of Honor after single-handedly carrying out a bayonet assault on enemy forces during the Korean War, died Dec. 21 at a hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was 82.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 24, 2013
AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov dead at 94
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the former Red Army sergeant behind one of the world's most omnipresent weapons — the AK-47 and its variants and copies, used by national armies, terrorists, drug gangs, bank robbers, revolutionaries and jihadists — died Dec. 23 at a hospital in Izhevsk, Russia. He was 94.
WORLD
Dec 15, 2013
Some Afrikaners unmoved by Mandela death
Dirk Smit's reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, it would be fair to assume, puts him in the minority of South Africans.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 15, 2013
Anti-apartheid movement recalls struggle
Key figures in the British anti-apartheid movement have spoken of their sadness at the death of Nelson Mandela, whom they described as a reluctant poster boy of a campaign that ended up focusing the world's attention on the horrors of apartheid South Africa.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 15, 2013
Mandela saw massive change in Africa
Nelson Mandela was born into a continent colonized and in servitude to European powers in July 1918. Only Ethiopia and Liberia were independent. But Germany's defeat in the first world war brought about a reworking of the colonial order with its possessions in what are now Tanzania, Cameroon, Togo, Burundi...
WORLD
Dec 15, 2013
Family turmoil puts legacy at risk of being besmirched
When Nelson Mandela is finally laid to rest, it will be on the same windswept hillside in Qunu, his childhood village in South Africa's Eastern Cape, where three of his children already lie.

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