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OBITUARY

Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 30, 2020
Lee Teng-hui, who forged Taiwan's path to democracy, dies at 97
Lee set Taiwan on a path of solidifying its separate status from the mainland and earned the wrath of the Chinese Communist Party.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 13, 2020
Elvis Presley's grandson dies at age 27
Benjamin Keough, Lisa Marie Presley's only son, bore an uncanny resemblance to his grandfather, the 'King of Rock 'n' Roll.'
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Wide Angle
Jun 11, 2020
Hana Kimura's legacy is one of inclusion and acceptance
With all the news about Hana Kimura focusing on her death, I wanted to write about her life.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2020
Pediatrician who discovered Kawasaki disease dies at 95
While treatments for Kawasaki disease have been mostly established, its cause has yet to be determined.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2020
Diplomacy analyst Yukio Okamoto dies after contracting coronavirus
The country loses a veteran of diplomatic affairs and adviser to several prime ministers with the coronavirus death of former Foreign Ministry official Yukio Okamoto.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2020
Irene Hirano, head of U.S.-Japan Council and widow of Sen. Inouye, dies
Irene Hirano, head of the U.S.-Japan Council and widow of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, died Tuesday in Los Angeles following an extended illness, the council said Wednesday. She was 71.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Apr 4, 2020
C.W. Nicol, a committed environmentalist with deep humanity
Author and environmentalist C.W. Nicol died on Friday after being diagnosed with cancer in 2016. As a long-standing contributor to The Japan Times, we asked his equally long-standing editor, Andrew Kershaw, to write a few words in memory of the award-winning conservationist
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 30, 2020
Ken Shimura’s entertainment legacy spans generations
Entertainer Ken Shimura didn’t belong to any single generation. Following news that the 70-year-old comedian had died on Sunday from pneumonia caused by COVID-19, TV broadcasters on Monday featured both Shimura’s contemporaries and much younger personalities visibly upset over his passing.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 30, 2020
Popular comedian Ken Shimura first Japanese celebrity to die from COVID-19
Ken Shimura, a veteran slapstick comedian and onetime member of rock ’n’ roll band and comedy group The Drifters, a household name in Japan in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, his agency said Monday. He was 70.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2020
Singer and welfare facility founder Mariko Miyagi dies
Singer Mariko Miyagi, who founded Nemunoki Gakuen, a welfare facility for children with physical disabilities, died of malignant lymphoma at a Tokyo hospital Saturday. She was 93.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 17, 2020
Retired ice dancer Chris Reed dies of heart attack at age 30
Former ice dancer Chris Reed, who represented Japan for more than a decade, died on Saturday of a heart attack in Detroit, according to a published report. He was 30.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 11, 2020
Baseball legend Katsuya Nomura dies at 84
Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and renowned manager Katsuya Nomura died of ischemic heart failure early Tuesday morning, according to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the last club he managed. He was 84.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 6, 2020
Kirk Douglas, Hollywood's tough guy on screen and off, dead at 103
Kirk Douglas, the cleft-chinned movie star who fought gladiators, cowboys and boxers on the screen and the Hollywood establishment, died on Wednesday at the age of 103, his son Michael Douglas said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 4, 2020
'Konnichiwa Akachan' singer Michiyo Azusa dies at 76
Michiyo Azusa, known for singing "Konnichiwa Akachan" ("Hello Baby") among other hits, has died. She was 76.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 25, 2020
Seamus Mallon, architect of Northern Ireland's Good Friday Agreement, dies at 83
Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon, one of the architects of the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement, died on Friday at age 83, drawing tributes from across a political divide he helped to bridge.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 14, 2019
Masashi Ishibashi, former chairman of defunct Japan Socialist Party, dies at 95
Masashi Ishibashi, who chaired the now-defunct Japan Socialist Party during the 1980s, died in the city of Fukuoka earlier this month. He was 95.

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