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OBITUARY

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.
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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.
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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.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Dec 1, 2022
Christine McVie, hit-maker for Fleetwood Mac, dies at 79
As a singer, songwriter and keyboardist, she was a prolific force behind one of the most popular rock bands of the last 50 years.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 30, 2022
Former China leader Jiang Zemin dies at 96
Jiang took power in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square crackdown and led the world's most populous nation toward its emergence as a powerhouse on the global stage.
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CULTURE / Film
Nov 27, 2022
'90s Japanese film 'All Under the Moon' director Yoichi Sai dies
In January, Yoichi Sai announced that he was battling bladder cancer.
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BUSINESS
Oct 23, 2022
Dietrich Mateschitz, marketing pioneer of Red Bull, dies at 78
A pilot and skiing enthusiast, he built a sports and marketing empire, along with a multi-billion-dollar personal fortune.
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SOCCER / J. League
Oct 22, 2022
Former Reysol star and Japan international Masato Kudo dies at 32
The Tegevajaro Miyazaki striker, who won Japan's three major club titles with Kashiwa Reysol between 2011 and 2013, underwent surgery earlier this month to treat fluid buildup in his brain.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 20, 2022
Koji Nakamoto, member of comedy group the Drifters, dies at 81
Nakamoto was part of the group when they served as an opening act for the Beatles when the English band performed in Japan for the first time in 1966.
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JAPAN
Oct 7, 2022
Yuriko Yamawaki, prizewinning illustrator of work adapted by Studio Ghibli, dies at 80
'The Whale Hunt,' a 16-minute short film based on a story by Yamawaki and her elder sister, was directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and she also illustrated the book adapted for 'Treasure Hunting'
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JAPAN / Politics
Oct 1, 2022
Japan wrestling legend and former lawmaker Antonio Inoki dies at 79
The famed professional wrestler was known for taking on world boxing champion Muhammad Ali in 1976 and making numerous trips to North Korea as a lawmaker.
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CULTURE / Art
Sep 13, 2022
William Klein, who photographed the energy of city life, dies at 96
William Klein, one of his generation's most celebrated photographers, navigated multiple disciplines, breaking rules and expectations along the way.
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WORLD
Sep 9, 2022
Queen Elizabeth mourned globally as a stabilizing force in tumultuous age
Her death prompted an outpouring of condolences from global leaders, many noting that her long reign provided constancy to a world beset by wars, a pandemic and other crises.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 9, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, dies at 96
Her reign took Britain from the age of steam to the era of the smartphone, and she oversaw the largely peaceful breakup of an empire that once spanned the globe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 31, 2022
Mikhail Gorbachev, reformist Soviet leader, dies at 91
Adopting principles of glasnost and perestroika, he weighed the legacy of seven decades of Communist rule and set a new course, presiding over the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 30, 2022
Charismatic business leader Kazuo Inamori, founder of Kyocera, dies at 90
Inamori, one of Japan's most influential and respected business leaders, died of natural causes, the company said.
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LIFE / Style & Design
Aug 9, 2022
Famed Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies at 84
Miyake shot to fame internationally with his designs incorporating cutting-edge silhouettes and innovative fabrics.
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BASEBALL / MLB
Aug 3, 2022
Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully dies at 94
Known for his 'golden voice,' articulate phrasing and rich knowledge of the game, the New York City native is indelibly linked to one of Major League Baseball's most storied franchises.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2022
Political heavyweight and former Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii dies at 90
A native of Tokyo, the former opposition Democratic Party of Japan secretary-general was known as a strong advocate of raising consumption tax to support Japan's graying population.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 7, 2022
Former Sony CEO Nobuyuki Idei dies of liver failure at 84
Idei, who joined the company in 1960 and served as CEO from 1998 to 2005, was once synonymous with the rise of corporate Japan around the world.

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