"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.

Ardent Olympic Fan From Japan Dies

Ardent Olympic fan from Japan dies

A Japanese man who was a keen supporter of the Olympics has died. Naotoshi Yamada was 92 years old.

His Tokyo-based company says he died of heart failure on March 9.

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.

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.

Former Chief Of Japan Keidanren Dies

Former chief of Japan Keidanren dies

The former chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, died last Friday. Hiromasa Yonekura was 81.

Yonekura had a long career at Sumitomo Chemical. He joined the predecessor of Sumitomo Chemical in 1960. He became its president in 2000 and then chairman in 2009.

Whale Shark Found In Tottori River Dies

Whale shark found in Tottori river dies

A whale shark believed to have strayed into a river in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, has been found dead.

A resident of Kotoura Town found the 5-meter-long shark near the mouth of the Katsutagawa River on Saturday. It reportedly had scars on its tail fin.

Nobel Chemistry Laureate Shimomura Dies

Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies

Osamu Shimomura, a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008, has died at the age of 90.

Shimomura was born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1928. He was an assistant professor at Nagoya University and worked at the Marine Biological Laboratory in the US before becoming a professor emeritus at Boston University.

Quake Evacuee Dies After Collapsing At Shelter

Quake evacuee dies after collapsing at shelter

An 81-year-old evacuee has died after collapsing in a shelter in a town in the quake-hit prefecture of Hokkaido in northern Japan.

The woman was found unconscious at around 3 PM on Tuesday in a bath at a public facility that is being used as a shelter in Atsuma.