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TENNIS
Feb 26, 2021
Atsushi Miyagi, 1955 U.S. Open doubles champion, dies at 89
Atsushi Miyagi, who won the 1955 U.S. Open doubles championship, died of bladder cancer on Wednesday at an assisted living facility in Tokyo. He was 89.
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MORE SPORTS
Feb 7, 2021
Leon Spinks, who took Muhammad Ali’s crown and lost it, dies at 67
The St. Louis native, who rose to prominence with a gold-medal performance at the Montreal Games, outlasted Ali in their famous 1978 bout before his career began to decline.
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MORE SPORTS
Jan 19, 2021
Chuck Mills, who inspired Japan's college football to flourish, dies at 92
The Chicago native brought Utah State and Wake Forest to Japan for exhibition games before taking local coaches under his wing in the United States.
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LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 30, 2020
Pierre Cardin, designer to the famous and merchant to the masses, dies at 98
In 1957, Cardin became the first European designer to forge business ties with Japan, and within two years he was selling his fashions there.
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JAPAN
Dec 21, 2020
Ezra Vogel saw the good in every person and every nation
Ezra F. Vogel, one of the country's leading experts on East Asia, whose scholarship spanned from family issues to social welfare, industrial policy, international relations and history, passed away on Sunday at age 90.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 21, 2020
Minoru Makihara, former Mitsubishi Corp. president, dies at 90
The Harvard graduate played an active role in Japanese and American business circles.
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JAPAN
Dec 21, 2020
Ezra Vogel, Harvard professor and author of 'Japan as Number One,' dies at 90
In Japan and among international scholars of the country, the 1979 text penned by the U.S. expert on Japan and China became one of the late 20th century's most influential works.
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WORLD
Dec 8, 2020
Chuck Yeager, 'Right Stuff' test pilot who broke sound barrier, dead at 97
Chuck Yeager, the steely "Right Stuff" test pilot who took aviation to the doorstep of space by becoming the first person to break the sound barrier more than 70 years ago, died on Monday at the age of 97.
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JAPAN
Nov 13, 2020
Nobel laureate Koshiba, who proved existence of neutrinos, dies
The scientist was awarded for his pioneering contribution in the field of astrophysics, having confirmed the existence of cosmic neutrinos.
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CULTURE / Film
Oct 31, 2020
Sean Connery, the actor who introduced world to James Bond, dies at 90
Though he made more than 60 films, Connery was most closely affiliated with the debonair fictional British spy he portrayed seven times.
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BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2020
Lee Kun-hee, who transformed Samsung Electronics, dies at 78
Lee built the company into the electronics powerhouse of today, becoming synonymous with the rise of South Korea on a global economic stage.
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JAPAN
Oct 19, 2020
Japanese jazz trumpeter Toshinori Kondo dies at 71
The musician was known for a series of improvised performances at scenic spots around the world.
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JAPAN
Oct 12, 2020
Kyohei Tsutsumi, veteran composer, dies at 80
Kyohei Tsutsumi, a veteran composer of popular Japanese songs that impacted the country's music scene in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of aspiration pneumonia, sources close to the matter said Monday. He was 80.
CULTURE / Music
Oct 7, 2020
Johnny Nash, singer of ‘I Can See Clearly Now,’ dies at 80
Johnny Nash, a singer-songwriter, actor and producer who rose from pop crooner to early reggae star to the creator and performer of the million-selling anthem "I Can See Clearly Now,” died Tuesday, his son said.
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CULTURE / Music
Oct 7, 2020
Eddie Van Halen, virtuoso of the rock guitar, dies at 65
Van Halen's razzle-dazzle guitar-playing made him the most influential guitarist of his generation.
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WORLD
Sep 15, 2020
Jack ‘Murph the Surf’ Murphy, heist mastermind, dies at 83
He called himself "Murph the Surf,” a tanned, roguish, party-loving beach boy from Miami, and he transfixed the nation in 1964 by pulling off the biggest jewel heist in New York City history — the celebrated snatching of the Star of India, a sapphire larger than a golf ball, and a haul of other gems...
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JAPAN
Sep 8, 2020
Japanese anti-nuclear group leader Mikiso Iwasa dies at 91
A native of Fukuoka Prefecture, Iwasa was 16 years old when the first U.S. atomic bomb exploded on Aug. 6, 1945, about 1.2 kilometers away from his home in Hiroshima.
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JAPAN
Aug 28, 2020
Pioneering stand-up comedian Keiko Utsumi dies at 97
Keiko Utsumi, a pioneering comedian who rose to fame as one half of a female stand-up duo, died of multiple organ failure last weekend, her office said Friday. She was 97.
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JAPAN / Politics
Aug 24, 2020
Kozo Watanabe, former Japanese Lower House vice speaker, dies at 88
Kozo Watanabe, former vice speaker of the House of Representatives, has died at the age of 88, people close to him said Monday.
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WORLD
Aug 16, 2020
Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert, dies at 71
Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, died Saturday night at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. He was 71.

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