Iaea Chief Yukiya Amano Dies At 72

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

The International Atomic Energy Agency announced on Monday that its director general, Yukiya Amano, has died. He was 72.

The UN nuclear watchdog said in an announcement that it regrets to inform with deepest sadness of the passing away of Amano.

Iaea Chief Yukiya Amano Dies

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano dies

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced the death of its director general, Yukiya Amano. He was 72.

In 2009, Amano became the first Japanese to take the post. He was serving his third term, which was set to expire in 2021.

Johnny Kitagawa Dies At 87

Johnny Kitagawa dies at 87

Johnny Kitagawa, the founder and president of major Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates, has died at the age of 87.

Kitagawa died of a stroke on Tuesday at a hospital in Tokyo.

Japan Weather: Woman Dies In Landslide

Japan Weather: Woman dies in landslide

A woman has died after her house was swamped by a landslide in southern Japan. Intermittent torrential rain continues to hit the southern main island of Kyushu.

Footage from a city in Kagoshima Prefecture shows a river bursting its banks on Monday morning.

Actress Machiko Kyo Dies At 95

Actress Machiko Kyo dies at 95

Japanese actress Machiko Kyo, who won international acclaim for her role in Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon," died on Sunday from heart failure at the age of 95.

Kyo was born in Osaka, western Japan, in 1924. She joined a revue company when she was 13, and later entered the movie industry.

Marathon Coach Yoshio Koide Dies

Marathon coach Yoshio Koide dies

Marathon coach Yoshio Koide has died at the age of 80. He trained top Japanese runners including Olympic medalists.

Sources say Koide was suffering from heart problems and was in intensive care this month and died on Wednesday morning.

"lupin The Third" Anime Creator Dies

The creator of the popular Japanese anime series "Lupin the Third" has died. The company that produces the series announced that Monkey Punch, whose real name was Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia last Thursday. He was 81.

He was born in northern Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture. After taking evening courses to obtain his high school diploma, he moved to Tokyo.

Rock Singer Yuya Uchida Dies

Rock singer Yuya Uchida dies

Japanese rock singer Yuya Uchida died of pneumonia on Sunday. He was 79 years old.

Uchida set up a rock'n'roll band in 1958 and played as an opening act for the Beatles in Japan in 1966.

Japanese Journalist For Us Affairs Dies

Japanese journalist for US affairs dies

Japanese journalist Fumio Matsuo, who steadfastly supported post-war reconciliation between Japan and the United States, has died at the age of 85.

Matsuo passed away at a hotel in New York on Monday from what are believed to be natural causes.

Famous Scholar Donald Keene Dies At 96

Famous scholar Donald Keene dies at 96

Donald Keene, a distinguished scholar of Japanese literature, has died at the age of 96. He died of heart failure on Sunday morning in a hospital in Tokyo.

Keene was born in New York in 1922 and first studied the Japanese language in the US Navy. After World War Two, he enrolled at Kyoto University to study Japanese literature.

Noted Scholar Donald Keene Dies

Noted scholar Donald Keene dies

Donald Keene, a noted scholar of Japanese literature who received the country's highest cultural award, has died at the age of 96. He died of heart failure in a hospital in Tokyo.

Keene was known for introducing Japanese culture internationally through his translations of classical and modern Japanese literature. The American-born scholar was awarded the Order of Culture in 2008 and became a Japanese citizen in 2012.

Japanese Renowned Author Taichi Sakaiya Dies

Japanese renowned author Taichi Sakaiya dies

Renowned Japanese author Taichi Sakaiya, who also served in key government posts, died of multiple organ failure on Friday. He was 83.

Sakaiya was born in Osaka City, western Japan, in 1935. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a degree in economics, he started working for the trade and industry ministry in 1960.

World's Oldest Man Dies At 113

World's oldest man dies at 113

A 113-year-old Japanese man died on Sunday. Masazo Nonaka was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man in April last year.

Nonaka, a resident of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, was born in July 1905.