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Aug 31, 2010
Obituary: Robert Ingersoll
Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Robert Ingersoll died Aug. 22 at his home in Evanston, Ill., The New York Times reported in its online edition. He was 96.
Aug 26, 2010
Obituary: Satoshi Kon
Influential animated film director Satoshi Kon has died of pancreatic cancer, it was learned Wednesday. He was 46.
Jul 27, 2010
Obituary: Tsuyoshi Mori
Social critic and mathematician Tsuyoshi Mori, who expressed his views on a wide range of issues including education, died Saturday of septic shock at a hospital in Osaka Prefecture, his family said. He was 82.
Jul 18, 2010
Obituary: Kimihiko Tsukuda
Cartoonist Kimihiko Tsukuda, who authored the "Honobono-kun" comic strip, the longest-running serialized comic strip in Japanese newspapers, died of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital on June 28, his family said Saturday. He was 80.
Jul 8, 2010
Obituary: Clinton Albert Feissner
Clinton Albert Feissner, a former communications official with the Allied Occupation authority in Japan after World War II, died Monday of multiple organ failure, a friend in charge of his funeral said Wednesday. Feissner was 99.
Mar 2, 2010
Obituary: Chushiro Hayashi
Kyoto University professor emeritus Chushiro Hayashi, an who helped pioneer the application of atomic physics to astronomy, died of pneumonia at a Kyoto hospital Sunday, sources close to him said Monday. He was 89.
Jan 19, 2010
Obituary: Maki Asakawa
Avant-garde jazz and blues vocalist Maki Asakawa, who caught the fancy of restless postwar baby boomers through such songs as "Kamome," died of acute heart failure in Nagoya, the Aichi Prefectural Police said Monday. She was 67.
Nov 24, 2009
Obituary: Toshitaka Hidaka
A leading animal behaviorist and honorary professor at Kyoto University, Toshitaka Hidaka, died Nov. 14 of lung cancer at his home in Kyoto, family members said Monday. He was 79.
Japan Times
Nov 18, 2009
Obituary: Hideo Den
Journalist and former Upper House member Hideo Den died last week of respiratory failure in a Tokyo hospital, his family said Tuesday. He was 86.
Nov 2, 2009
Obituary: Vivienne Kenrick
Vivienne Kenrick, who wrote the weekly Personality Profile in The Japan Times from 1963 to 2007, died Sunday of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. She was 89.
Sep 29, 2009
Obituary: Sonoo Uchida
Former diplomat and haiku poet Sonoo Uchida died Saturday of colon cancer, his family said Monday. He was 85.
Sep 23, 2009
Obituary: Junzo Shono
Author Junzo Shono, a member of the Japan Art Academy, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Kawasaki, people close to him said Tuesday. He was 88.
Jul 30, 2009
Obituary: Kaori Kawamura
Rock singer Kaori Kawamura, who had spoken openly about her battle with cancer, died Tuesday at a Tokyo hospital, her management office said. She was 38.
Jul 29, 2009
Obituary: Michi Takehisa
Michi Takehisa, who made headlines in the early 1980s as one of the key people involved in a massive embezzlement scandal affecting the Mitsukoshi Ltd. department store chain, died Friday at a Tokyo hospital. She was 79.
Jul 23, 2009
Obituary: Hiroshi Wakasugi
Opera conductor Hiroshi Wakasugi died Tuesday of multiple organ failure at a Tokyo hospital, the New National Theater said. He was 74.
Jul 17, 2009
Obituary: Michio Sato
Michio Sato, a former House of Councilors member and senior prosecutor, died of pneumonia Wednesday evening at a Yokohama hospital, sources close to him said Thursday. He was 76.
Jul 17, 2009
Obituary: Carmen Blacker
Carmen Blacker, a British scholar on Japanese culture, died Monday, her birthday, in a Cambridge nursing home, the University of Cambridge said Monday. She was 85.
May 28, 2009
Obituary: Miyuki Ishimoto
Award-winning lyricist Miyuki Ishimoto, who came up with the words to some of the nation's most popular hits, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 85.
May 28, 2009
Obituary: Azusa Nakajima
Literary critic Azusa Nakajima, whose real name was Sumiyo Imaoka, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at a Tokyo hospital, her office said Wednesday. She was 56.
Apr 3, 2009
Obituary: Kosuke Koyama
Kosuke Koyama, a theologian internationally known for his role in developing global Christianity, died of pneumonia on March 25, the Union Theological Seminary in New York said Wednesday. He was 79.


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