Posts Tagged: Japan

Billionaire Minoru Mori, 77, built the tallest skyscraper in Shanghai’s fast-growing financial center

TOKYO—Minoru Mori, whose entrepreneurial risk-taking helped transform the central Tokyo skyline and which set him apart within Japan’s staid real-estate world, has died at age 77, his company said Monday. Mr. Mori had been chairman and chief executive officer of

Billionaire Minoru Mori, 77, built the tallest skyscraper in Shanghai’s fast-growing financial center

TOKYO—Minoru Mori, whose entrepreneurial risk-taking helped transform the central Tokyo skyline and which set him apart within Japan’s staid real-estate world, has died at age 77, his company said Monday. Mr. Mori had been chairman and chief executive officer of

Pearl Harbor survivor Linda Beech, 86, starred in the ‘I Love Lucy’ of Japan in 1950s

HAWAII – Linda Beech was a globe-trotting correspondent for the Chicago Daily News who wound up as the madcap star of a late-1950s TV show dubbed the “I Love Lucy” of Japan. Mrs. Beech starred in “Blue Eyes Tokyo Diary,”

Pearl Harbor survivor Linda Beech, 86, starred in the ‘I Love Lucy’ of Japan in 1950s

HAWAII – Linda Beech was a globe-trotting correspondent for the Chicago Daily News who wound up as the madcap star of a late-1950s TV show dubbed the “I Love Lucy” of Japan. Mrs. Beech starred in “Blue Eyes Tokyo Diary,”

Floating cities and spiral skyscrapers were Kiyonori Kikutake’s answer to Tokyo’s urban crowding

TOKYO – Kiyonori Kikutake, the architect, who has died aged 83, was the driving force behind Japan’s Metabolism movement, notable for audacious city plans that were in the best traditions of science fiction. Having been galvanised in the Modernist cause

Floating cities and spiral skyscrapers were Kiyonori Kikutake’s answer to Tokyo’s urban crowding

TOKYO – Kiyonori Kikutake, the architect, who has died aged 83, was the driving force behind Japan’s Metabolism movement, notable for audacious city plans that were in the best traditions of science fiction. Having been galvanised in the Modernist cause

Fascination with planes drew commercial artist Joe DeMarco, 93, to WWI aircraft

TOWSON, Md. – Salvatore Joseph “Joe” DeMarco, a commercial artist and former manager of art services for AAI Corp. who was also widely known for his detailed drawings of World War I aircraft, died Friday of lung cancer at Gilchrist

Fascination with planes drew commercial artist Joe DeMarco, 93, to WWI aircraft

TOWSON, Md. – Salvatore Joseph “Joe” DeMarco, a commercial artist and former manager of art services for AAI Corp. who was also widely known for his detailed drawings of World War I aircraft, died Friday of lung cancer at Gilchrist

Sori Yanagi, pioneer of Japanese industrial design, dies at 96

TOKYO – Japanese industrial designer Sori Yanagi, whose kitchen and homeware stood at the vanguard of contemporary design for decades, has died of pneumonia, his office said Monday. He was 96. Yanagi won worldwide acclaim for his “Butterfly Stool” exhibited

Sori Yanagi, pioneer of Japanese industrial design, dies at 96

TOKYO – Japanese industrial designer Sori Yanagi, whose kitchen and homeware stood at the vanguard of contemporary design for decades, has died of pneumonia, his office said Monday. He was 96. Yanagi won worldwide acclaim for his “Butterfly Stool” exhibited

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Director Yoshimitsu Morita, 61, won acclaim at film festivals over three decades

TOKYO – Japanese filmmaker Yoshimitsu Morita, whose films depicted the absurdity and vulnerability of everyday life in conformist Japan, died of acute liver failure in Tokyo on Wednesday. He was 61. Morita won international acclaim over his prolific 30-year career

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Director Yoshimitsu Morita, 61, won acclaim at film festivals over three decades

TOKYO – Japanese filmmaker Yoshimitsu Morita, whose films depicted the absurdity and vulnerability of everyday life in conformist Japan, died of acute liver failure in Tokyo on Wednesday. He was 61. Morita won international acclaim over his prolific 30-year career