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Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 22, 2013
Slim Whitman, country crooner who was loved and mocked, dies at 90
Slim Whitman — the country crooner and yodeler who influenced members of the Beatles and whose voice helped repel an alien invasion in director Tim Burton's 1996 sci-fi parody "Mars Attacks!" — died Wednesday at a hospital in Orange Park, Florida. He was 90.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2013
Writer, psychiatrist Nada Inada dies at 83
Writer and psychiatrist Nada Inada, renowned for his humorous and satirical books, died Thursday at the age of 83, sources said Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 8, 2013
Esther Williams, champion swimmer and film star, dies at 91
Esther Williams, a championship swimmer and lustrous beauty who became one of the world's most popular movie stars in the 1940s and '50s by appearing in aquatic musicals featuring daredevil plunges from pedestals, trapezes and even a helicopter, died Thursday at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 91.
JAPAN
May 10, 2013
Simul chief Muramatsu, pioneering interpreter, dies at 82
Masumi Muramatsu, an interpreter and former chairman of Simul International Inc., died March 3, his family said Thursday. He was 82.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2013
Ex-RCC chief Nakabo, leader of housing loan cleanup, dies at 83
Former lawyer Kohei Nakabo, who led the Resolution and Collection Corporation's efforts to clean up Japan's housing loan crisis in the '90s, dies of heart failure.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 24, 2013
E.L. Konigsburg, author of 'From the Mixed-up Files,' dies
E.L. Konigsburg, the author of "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" and other classics of children's literature that have provided escape and companionship to generations of young readers, died Friday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. She was 83.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 7, 2013
Doomsday Clock designer Langsdorf dies at 96
Martyl Langsdorf, the artist who designed the Doomsday Clock, dies in Illinois at the age of 96.
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2013
Obituary: Michiko Otsuka
Renowned actress and Haiyuza Theater Company leader Michiko Otsuka died of heart disease at her Tokyo home on Feb. 26, the theatrical troupe said Monday. She was 82.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2013
Journalist's legacy: shedding light on societal injustices
His obituary was not carried by major media, but Nobuyuki Ogasawara left a distinctive mark on Japanese journalism.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2013
Hatoyama family matriarch dies at 90
Yasuko Hatoyama, mother of ex- Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, died Monday night of multiple organ failure at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the former prime minister and his lawmaker brother, Kunio, said. She was 90.
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2013
Noted scholar Kyoko Iriye Selden dies in U.S.
Kyoko Iriye Selden, a scholar and teacher at Cornell University, died in Ithaca, New York, on Sunday at the age of 76 after contracting pneumonia.
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2012
Obituary: Masamichi Inoki
Noted political scientist Masamichi Inoki, one-time head of the National Defense Academy and known for his critical views of Marxism, died of natural causes Monday morning, his family said Wednesday. He was 98.
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2012
Obituary: Shunpei Ueyama
Shunpei Ueyama, a philosopher and former president of Kyoto City University of Arts, died of Parkinson's disease at his home in the city of Kyoto last Friday, his family said Monday. He was 91.
JAPAN
Nov 3, 2011
Obituary: Akihiro Takahashi
Former Director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Akihiro Takahashi, known for sharing his firsthand account of the 1945 atomic bombing, died of heart failure Tuesday morning at a hospital in the city of Hiroshima, the municipal government said. He was 80.
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2011
Obituary: Joe Yamanaka
Popular singer Joe Yamanaka died of lung cancer Sunday morning at a hospital in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, a music industry source close to him said. He was 64.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2011
Obituary: Klaus Luhmer
Klaus Luhmer, a professor emeritus at Sophia University and historian of Western pedagogy, died of pneumonia Tuesday at a Tokyo hospital, the university said Wednesday. He was 94.
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2011
Obituary: Juro Wada
Sapporo Medical University professor emeritus Juro Wada, who in 1968 performed Japan's first heart transplant, died of pneumonia Monday afternoon at his home in Tokyo, the college said Tuesday. He was 88.
JAPAN
Jan 12, 2011
Obituary: Takeshi Yokozawa
Acclaimed former TV producer Takeshi Yokozawa died of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital Saturday evening, his family said Monday. He was 73.
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2010
Obituary: Frederick Harris
Artist and community leader Frederick Harris, a resident of Japan for more than 50 years, died early Monday of heart failure. He was 78 and is survived by his wife, Kazuko.
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2010
Obituary: Junko Ikeuchi
Actress Junko Ikeuchi died Sunday afternoon of lung cancer at a Tokyo hospital, her office said Thursday. She was 76.

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