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OBITUARY

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 / OBITUARY
Feb 6, 2022
Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar, 'the Nightingale,' dies at 92
Mangeshkar's voice has rung out of television sets and from movie theaters for most of independent India's three quarters of a century, making hers the defining voice of many generations.
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
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 / 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 / Music / OBITUARY
Aug 25, 2021
Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones' beat maker for almost six decades, dies at 80
Music's biggest legends remember Charlie Watts, who provided the heartbeat for the Rolling Stones in terms of both music and spirit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Nov 7, 2018
Citizens' group leader Fumiko Hiyoshi, who worked for sufferers of Minamata disease, dies at 103
Fumiko Hiyoshi, who headed a citizens' group and supported Minamata disease sufferers for more than half a century, died Wednesday due to old age at a nursing home in Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture, a person close to her family said. She was 103.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Oct 23, 2018
Jun Ashida, former personal designer for Empress Michiko, dies at age 88
Jun Ashida, founder of the eponymous brand and a former personal designer for Empress Michiko, died Saturday of pneumonia at his home in Tokyo. He was 88.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OBITUARY
Mar 21, 2018
Chandru G. Advani, 1924-2018: 'Uncle' to Japan's Indian community
Dada Chandru left his mark in the fields of business, bilateral ties and in the hearts of Indians and Japanese whose lives he touched.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / OBITUARY
Jan 26, 2018
Hiromu Nonaka, Abe critic and former government spokesman, dies at 92
Hiromu Nonaka, a pacifist politician from the Liberal Democratic Party who served as the government's top spokesman in the late 1990s and was critical of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to amend the Constitution, died Friday at a hospital in Kyoto, a party source said. He was 92.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OBITUARY
Dec 24, 2017
Ryan Smith: Father, husband, communist
During the early hours of Tuesday, Dec. 12, Tozen Union member Ryan Smith (aka Jon Doe) took his own life. He was 37.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Dec 10, 2017
Ex-Toshiba President Nishida, who played key role in success of Dynabook notebook computers, dies at age 73
Former Toshiba Corp. President and Chairman Atsutoshi Nishida died of acute cardiac infarction at Toshiba General Hospital in Tokyo on Friday afternoon. He was 73.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / OBITUARY
Aug 30, 2017
Hillel Wright: poet, writer and catalyst for Tokyo's literary community
Remembering Hillel Wright, who died on Aug. 1 at the age of 73.
Japan Times
LIFE / OBITUARY
Jul 9, 2017
Jean Pearce, Japan Times columnist and author, 1921-2017
Jean Pearce, my mother, who for decades helped Japan's foreign community feel more at home in their adopted country through her columns in The Japan Times, passed away peacefully on June 14 at the age of 96 in Washington, D.C.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news / OBITUARY
Feb 17, 2017
Toru Funamura, composer of popular Japanese songs, dies at 84
Toru Funamura, celebrated composer of "Yagiri no Watashi" ("Ferry at Yagiri,") "Osho" ("Shogi King") and other popular Japanese songs, has died, his office said Friday. He was 84.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Jan 30, 2017
'Father of Pac-Man,' Masaya Nakamura, dies at age 91
Masaya Nakamura, the founder of game developer and distributor Namco Ltd. and known as "the father of Pac-Man," died Jan. 22, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. announced Monday via a corporate website.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Dec 5, 2016
Japan Times honorary chairman and former publisher Toshiaki Ogasawara dies at 85
Ogasawara, who had been undergoing medical treatment in the U.S., is also the founder of plastic parts and components manufacturer Nifco Inc.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OBITUARY
Nov 16, 2016
Stefan Lippert: remembering an educator in search of excellence
Stefan Lippert, a luminary from our community of Japan thought leaders, died recently at the age of 47.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Dec 29, 2015
Eiji Kimizuka, former GSDF Chief of Staff, dies at 63
Friends of the Ground Self-Defense Force throughout Japan and the world were saddened to learn about the passing of Eiji Kimizuka, a retired four-star general who served as the Chief of Staff of the GSDF from 2011 to 2013 but perhaps was best known for leading the bilateral response to the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. He was 63.

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