Actor Mikuni Rentaro Passes Away At The Age Of 90

Actor Mikuni Rentaro passes away at the age of 90Famed Japanese actor Mikuni Rentaro passed away (heart failure) at a hospital in the morning of April 14th. He was 90 years old.

Mikuni has appeared in over 150 films and won three Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actor in his career. His last film was last year’s ‘Waga Haha no Ki‘ directed by Harada Masato.

Actress Ryoko Sakaguchi Passed Away At 57

Actress Ryoko Sakaguchi passed away at 57Actress Ryoko Sakaguchi passed away Wednesday , the office of her husband and others close to her said Friday. She was 57.

Sakaguchi, who appeared in numerous Japanese television dramas and movies, made her first appearance in a TV drama in 1972, starring in "Aichan ga Iku." She also acted in the film "The Inugami Clan."

Nissan, Mitsubishi Tell Nhtsa Requiring Electric Vehicles To Make Noise Will Turn Buyers Away

Nissan Begins U.S. Assembly of 2013 LEAF Electric Vehicle and BatteriesElectric vehicle makers like Nissan and Mitsubishi have told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that they fear "lower acceptance" of plug-ins that have noise-making systems to help out blind pedestrians. Vehicle makers also say forcing EVs to make noise when they're not moving would make neighborhoods louder and may be disorienting to blind pedestrians.

Hiroshima Maiden Yamaoka Passes Away At 82

Hiroshima Maiden Yamaoka passes away at 82Michiko Yamaoka, who was disfigured in the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and later underwent reconstructive surgery , passed away at a nursing facility for the elderly in the city, her family said Sunday. She was 82.

Voice Actor Kameyama Sukekiyo Passes Away

Voice actor Kameyama Sukekiyo passes awayDuring the morning of January 26th, voice actor and actor Kameyama Sukekiyo passed away at a hospital in Saitama, at the age of 58. A funeral and memorial ceremony will be held at Yasuragi Hall Sakado on the 31st at 10:00 am.