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OBITUARY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 15, 2023
Kenichi Chin, 'Iron Chef' of Chinese cuisine, dies at 67
Chin, whose real name was Kenichi Azuma, was the oldest son of Kenmin Chin, who is believed to have popularized Sichuan cuisine in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2023
Chikage Ogi, Japan's first female Upper House head, dies at 89
Ogi, whose real name was Hiroko Hayashi, started her career in the show business as a member of a famed all-female musical troupe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2023
Nobel-winning Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe dies at 88
Oe was regarded as one of Japan’s leading contemporary novelists and was the second Japanese person to win the literary award.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 13, 2023
Masatoshi Ito, founder of Japanese retailer Ito-Yokado, dies at 98
The company Ito founded was the predecessor to Seven & I Holdings, operator of more than 83,000 7-Elevens dotting the globe, with about a fourth of them in Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 10, 2023
Jean Faut, star pitcher in women’s baseball league, dies at 98
Over eight seasons, the right-handed Faut won 140 games and posted a minuscule 1.23 ERA, a league record.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2023
Ryuho Okawa, founder of Happy Science religious group, dies at 66
Happy Science, a new age movement which incorporates elements from various religions, has over 700 branches and temples in 166 countries around the world.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Mar 2, 2023
Tributes flow after former France soccer great Just Fontaine dies
Fontaine, who died at 89, netted 30 goals from 21 caps for France between 1953-1960.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2023
Takichi Nishiyama, ex-reporter known for secret pact incident, dies
Nishiyama revealed a secret bilateral pact between Tokyo and Washington in 1971 — one year before Okinawa was returned to Japan.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Feb 24, 2023
Famed soccer commentator John Motson dies at age 77
Motson covered 10 World Cups, 10 European Championships and 29 FA Cup finals for the BBC.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2023
Leiji Matsumoto, famed for 'Space Battleship Yamato' anime, dies at 85
The manga artist, also known for the series “Galaxy Express 999,” died of acute heart failure at a Tokyo hospital on Feb. 13, his company announced.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 14, 2023
Toyota honorary chairman Shoichiro Toyoda dies at 97
Toyoda, a third-generation scion of the founding family, is credited with establishing a culture of quality control at the firm.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2023
Former top bureaucrat Nobuo Ishihara, dubbed 'shadow prime minister,' dies age 96
When Emperor Showa died in 1989, Ishihara oversaw the era change from Showa to Heisei and the Taiso no Rei state funeral.
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CULTURE / Music
Jan 31, 2023
Barrett Strong, whose ‘Money’ helped launch Motown, dies at 81
As a singer he was a one-hit wonder. But teaming with Norman Whitfield, he wrote a string of hits for others, including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OBITUARY
Jan 29, 2023
Angela Jeffs: The Japan Times columnist who taught us to ‘write the mind alive’
Angela Jeffs helped the international community make sense of Japan and our place in it.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 21, 2023
Yukihiro Takahashi: Style, substance and the knack for a beat
Yellow Magic Orchestra's principal vocalist and rhythmic linchpin was a leading figure in Japan's music scene, inspiring musicians the world over with his collaborative spirit.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 15, 2023
Electronic music pioneer Yukihiro Takahashi of YMO dies at 70
Yukihiro Takahashi's output for Yellow Magic Orchestra would go on to influence early New York rappers and techno acts from Detroit and the U.K.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 31, 2022
Former Pope Benedict dies at age 95
Former Pope Benedict XVI, who died Saturday at age 95, had been living a quiet life inside the Vatican grounds since his shock decision to step down in 2013.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 30, 2022
Arata Isozaki, prolific Japanese architect, dies at 91
In major structures in a dozen countries, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Isozaki absorbed and reinterpreted Eastern and Western traditions.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 30, 2022
Vivienne Westwood, icon of provocative fashion, dead at 81
Vivienne Westwood was synonymous with 1970s punk rock, a rebelliousness that remained the hallmark of one of British fashion's biggest names.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Dec 14, 2022
Angelo Badalamenti, composer for ‘Twin Peaks,’ is dead at 85
Angelo Badalamenti, an internationally sought-after composer who wrote the hypnotic theme to "Twin Peaks,” David Lynch’s 1990s television drama series, and the music for five Lynch films, including "Blue Velvet” (1986), died Sunday at his home in Lincoln Park, New Jersey. He was 85.

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