Actress Okae Kumiko Dies From Coronavirus

Actress Okae Kumiko dies from coronavirus

Another Japanese celebrity fell victim to the coronavirus on Thursday. Actress Okae Kumiko died of pneumonia caused by COVID-19 at a hospital in Tokyo. She was 63.

Okae was born in Tokyo and made her debut in a TV drama in 1975. She appeared in many dramas and variety shows, gaining popularity from a wide range of age groups.

Man Waiting To Be Hospitalized For Virus Dies

Man waiting to be hospitalized for virus dies

A man has died in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, while waiting to be hospitalized for the coronavirus.

Prefectural officials say the company employee in his 50s had been recuperating at home because he had mild symptoms. He lived alone.

Filmmaker Obayashi Nobuhiko Dies Of Lung Cancer

Filmmaker Obayashi Nobuhiko dies of lung cancer

Japanese director Obayashi Nobuhiko, who produced a series of hit movies featuring youths in his hometown of Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, has died of lung cancer.

Obayashi died at his home in Tokyo on Friday. He was 82.

Comedian Shimura Ken Dies From Coronavirus

Comedian Shimura Ken dies from coronavirus

Comedian Shimura Ken, who was hospitalized after being infected with the new coronavirus, has passed away on March 29th at 11:10 am in Tokyo. He was 70 years old. 

Shimura's agency released his medical condition to the public on March 25th. Shimura first felt symptoms of fatigue on the 17th and rested at home. On the 19th, he developed a fever and had difficulty breathing, then was transported to a hospital the following day where he was diagnosed with severe pneumonia and hospitalized. As he had symptoms for the new coronavirus, he was tested and the results came back positive on night of the 23rd. 

Tokyo Man Infected With Coronavirus Dies

Tokyo man infected with coronavirus dies

Japan's heath ministry says a resident of Tokyo in his 80s died of pneumonia on Wednesday after contracting the new coronavirus.

It is the seventh confirmed case of infection in Japan that resulted in death. Four were passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Third Diamond Princess Passenger Dies

Third Diamond Princess passenger dies

Japan's health ministry says a third passenger from the quarantined Diamond Princess has died. The cause of death was pneumonia.

The ministry did not disclose whether the man in his 80s had been infected with the new coronavirus.

Ex-sailor Exposed To Bikini Nuclear Test Dies

Ex-sailor exposed to Bikini nuclear test dies

A former crew member of a Japanese fishing boat exposed to the nuclear fallout from a 1954 US nuclear test in the Pacific has died.

Masaho Ikeda died of stomach cancer in a hospital in Fujieda City in Shizuoka Prefecture on Thursday. He was 87 years old. His relatives say he had also suffered esophagus and liver cancer.

Ex-fisher Exposed To Bikini H-bomb Test Dies

Ex-fisher exposed to Bikini H-bomb test dies

A former Japanese fisherman exposed to radiation from a US nuclear test in the Pacific decades ago has died.

Masaho Ikeda was aboard the tuna fishing boat Daigo Fukuryu Maru when the United States conducted the hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll in 1954.

Japanese Woman Infected With Coronavirus Dies

Japanese woman infected with coronavirus dies

Japan has confirmed its first death of a person infected with the new coronavirus in the country. Health ministry officials say the Japanese woman in her 80s was a resident of Kanagawa Prefecture, just south Tokyo.

Her son-in-law, who is a taxi driver, was also found to be infected with the virus on Thursday. Health ministry officials are trying to track the routes of the infections.

Fire At Shuri Castle Dies Down

Fire at Shuri Castle dies down

A fire has destroyed all the main structures at Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa.

The fire department in Naha City, the prefectural capital, received an emergency call about a fire shortly after 2:40 a.m. on Thursday.