Two of Japan's pacifist voices go silent

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Sep 3, 2016

Two of Japan's pacifist voices go silent

by Philip Brasor

Rokusuke Ei — writer, broadcaster, raconteur — died on July 7 at the age of 83, roughly two decades after publishing a best-seller called "Daiojo," which means "Dying Peacefully." Several media outlets reported that Ei passed peacefully. He'd had Parkinson's disease for a number ...

'Sukiyaki' lyricist Rokusuke Ei dies at 83

Music Jul 11, 2016

'Sukiyaki' lyricist Rokusuke Ei dies at 83

by Naomi Schanen

Rokusuke Ei, who wrote the lyrics to the global hit "Sukiyaki" ("Ue o Muite Aruko"), passed away from pneumonia at his home on Thursday. He was 83. Born in Tokyo in 1933 and a graduate of Waseda University, Ei began his career as a broadcast ...