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OBITUARY

Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 14, 2022
Ivan Reitman, director of ‘Ghostbusters,’ is dead at 75
Ivan Reitman, a producer and director of a string of movies including 'Ghostbusters” and 'National Lampoon's Animal House” that imprinted their antics on the funny bones of a generation of filmgoers, died Saturday at his home in Montecito, California.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2022
Former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara, known for controversial views, dies at 89
Ishihara left his mark on Japanese politics as a staunch hawk whose nationalistic views often ruffled the feathers of Japan's neighbors.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 14, 2022
Former Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu dies at 91
Kaifu, who was prime minister from August 1989 to November 1991, died Sunday, according to a source.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 7, 2022
Peter Bogdanovich, director whose career was a Hollywood drama, dies at 82
Bogdanovich hit the ground running in the '70s with films such as 'The Last Picture Show' but within the decade, he had become one of Hollywood's most ostracized filmmakers.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Dec 29, 2021
John Madden, exuberant face and voice of the NFL, dies at 85
In his irrepressible way, and with his distinctive voice, Madden left an imprint on the sport on par with titans like George Halas, Paul Brown and his coaching idol, Vince Lombardi.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 22, 2021
Japanese 'Frozen' voice actress Sayaka Kanda cremated
Actor Masaki Kanda and singer Seiko Matsuda stood side by side dressed in funeral attire as they briefly spoke with the media after the cremation of their only child.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2021
Masayuki Uemura, creator of NES and SNES game consoles, dies at 78
The two consoles developed by Uemura for Nintendo became huge hits with combined sales of 100 million units worldwide.
Japan Times
SUMO
Nov 22, 2021
Former heavyweight wrestler Toyonoumi dies of illness at age 56
The wrestler did not miss a single match in his 19-year professional career and competed in 1,316 consecutive bouts, the eighth longest record in sumo history.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 21, 2021
Oscar-winning Japanese costume designer Emi Wada dies at 84
A Kyoto native, Wada won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in 1986 for her work on Akira Kurosawa's film 'Ran.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Nov 14, 2021
Jakucho Setouchi: A freewheeling nun who bucked conventional norms for women
Prior to beginning her religious journey in 1973, Jakucho Setouchi established herself first and foremost as a writer — and a controversial one at that.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 11, 2021
Novelist and Buddhist nun Jakucho Setouchi dies at 99
Setouchi, who is known for depicting the lives and loves of modern women in award-winning novels such as 'The End of Summer' and 'Ask the Blossoms,' died of heart failure.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OBITUARY
Nov 7, 2021
Joyce Lebra: Trailblazing scholar and witness to Japanese history
The world of academia lost a true pioneer when Joyce Lebra passed away last month. She received the Order of the Rising Sun award in a ceremony a month earlier.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 4, 2021
Crown Princess Kiko's father, Tatsuhiko Kawashima, dies at 81
Kawashima was admitted to a Tokyo hospital on Oct. 19, with Crown Princess Kiko and her two daughters visiting the hospital to see him that day.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 26, 2021
Roh Tae-woo, first freely elected South Korea leader, dies at 88
Roh worked to set a new tone with Japan, leading diplomacy that resulted in Tokyo issuing a historic apology for its 1910-45 colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 18, 2021
Colin Powell, U.S. Army general-turned-top diplomat, dies at 84
Powell, the first African American to be U.S. secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died Monday due to complications from COVID-19.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2021
Mayumi Moriyama, Japan's first female chief Cabinet secretary, dies at 93
Moriyama made headlines in 1990 when she tried to present a trophy to a sumo champion in the ring — traditionally off-limits to women — and was stopped by the Japan Sumo Association.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 10, 2021
National treasure rakugo storyteller Yanagiya Kosanji dies at 81
Kosanji became the third living national treasure among rakugo storytellers in 2014 after his master Yanagiya Kosan and Katsura Beicho.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Oct 7, 2021
Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer of Dragon Quest, dies at 90
Sugiyama, who composed music for the hit video game franchise since its release in 1986, is considered to have played a key role in its boom and establishing the genre of game music.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OBITUARY
Oct 4, 2021
David Jack: ‘One of the most inspiring people’ in Kansai
David Jack, who passed away last month due to a stroke, helmed Kansai Time Out, a lifeline for the non-Japanese community between 1977 and 2009.
Japan Times
CULTURE
Sep 29, 2021
'Golgo 13' author Takao Saito dies at 84
Saito, who died on Friday, was best known for the series, which follows the exploits of a highly skilled assassin.

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