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OBITUARY

Sept. 7, 1998
JAPAN / History / Japan Times Gone By
Sep 4, 2023
Japan Times 1923: Foreigners leave; destroyers are here
When a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Kanto on Sept. 1 a century ago, The Japan Times resorted to daily bulletins before returning to normal on the 17th.
Singer Jimmy Buffett performs during NBC's "Today" show Summer Concert Series in New York City in July 2016.
CULTURE / Music
Sep 2, 2023
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett dies at 76
Jimmy Buffett, the American singer-songwriter who went from Key West beach bum to billionaire behind the always-on-vacation "Margaritaville" commercial empire, has died at the age of 76.
Bob Barker, host of the television game show "The Price is Right," in December 2006
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Aug 27, 2023
Beloved U.S. game show legend Bob Barker dies age 99
Barker was a prominent animal activist, once donating $5 million to the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, which named a vessel after him.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 12, 2023
TV personality and LGBTQ advocate ryuchell dies at 27
Harajuku fashion influencer Ryuji Higa, better known as ryuchell, was found unconscious in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 12, 2023
Czech novelist Milan Kundera dies at 94
Through his characteristic satire and poetic prose, Kundera had sought to express all that is compelling and absurd about life.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 27, 2023
Former vice minister Oba, renowned for shaping currency policy, dies at 94
Oba was a key figure in negotiating the 1985 Plaza Accord, intended to stop the U.S. dollar's rise against other major economies' currencies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2023
Influential Japanese business leader Jiro Ushio dies at 92
Ushio founded Ushio Inc. in 1964 and grew it into a specialized manufacturer of industrial special light sources such as halogen lamps.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 18, 2023
Former Hiroshima Carp ace Manabu Kitabeppu dies at 65
Kitabeppu secured double-digit wins for 11 consecutive seasons from 1978 thanks to his outstanding control, helping the team clinch back-to-back Japan Series titles in 1979 and 1980.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 17, 2023
Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, dies at 92
Deeply disturbed by the accounting of American deceit in Vietnam, he approached The New York Times. The disclosures that followed rocked the nation.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 16, 2023
Former Dragons ace Shigeru Sugishita, known as the 'God of the Forkball,' dies at 97
Known as 'the God of the Forkball,' Sugishita won 215 career games, all but four for the Dragons between 1949 and 1958.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jun 14, 2023
Cormac McCarthy, novelist of a darker America, is dead at 89
His characters were outsiders, like him. He lived quietly and determinately outside the literary mainstream.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 12, 2023
Former LDP kingmaker Mikio Aoki dies at 89
Aoki, known as the “don of the Upper House” for his influence inside and outside the LDP, served as a lawmaker in the chamber between 1986 and 2010.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 12, 2023
Former Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi dies at 86
Berlusconi, a billionaire businessman who created Italy's largest media company before transforming the political landscape, served as prime minister in 1994-1995, 2001-2006 and 2008-2011.
Japan Times
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May 20, 2023
Cleveland Browns legendary running back Jim Brown dies at 87
Brown's NFL career spanned just nine seasons from 1957-65, but he remains one of the NFL's legendary running backs.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 18, 2023
Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Futoshi Nakanishi dies at 90
Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Futoshi Nakanishi, who helped the storied Nishitetsu Lions win three consecutive Japan Series titles through 1958, died of heart failure at his Tokyo home, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. He was 90.
Japan Times
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May 17, 2023
Former Japan volleyball star Tadayoshi Yokota dies at 75
The Kagawa Prefecture native was known for his powerful cross-court spikes, achieved with his 193-centimeter height.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2023
Tsuru Motomura, survivor of WWII student nursing corps, dies at 97
As a leader of the survivors of the Himeyuri corps, Motomura helped establish the Himeyuri Peace Museum in the Okinawa city of Itoman.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2023
Japanese author and animal researcher 'Mutsugoro' dies at 87
Masanori Hata became well known among TV audiences for his displays of affection toward animals, even once gently patting a lion that had bitten his finger.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 5, 2023
The unyielding spirit of Ryuichi Sakamoto
The award-winning composer and member of Yellow Magic Orchestra showed a rebellious streak throughout his life, which not only influenced musicians worldwide but also effected social change.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 3, 2023
Ryuichi Sakamoto, trailblazing musician and film composer, dies at 71
Ryuichi Sakamoto, an award-winning composer and member of pioneering electronic act Yellow Magic Orchestra, has died. He was 71 years old.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on