Lyricist and literary award winner Yoko Yamaguchi dies at 77

National Sep 16, 2014

Lyricist and literary award winner Yoko Yamaguchi dies at 77

Lyricist Yoko Yamaguchi, who also won a prestigious Japanese literary award in 1985, died Sept. 6 of respiratory failure, an official close to her said. She was 77. Yamaguchi, originally from Nagoya, opened a high-class bar in Tokyo's Ginza district and started writing lyrics while ...