Death of Donald Richie

April 17, 1924 - February 19, 2013
Tokyo, Japan | Age 88

Japan expert & writer dies at 88
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TOKYO (AP) — Donald Richie, a Tokyo-based expert on Japanese cinema who wrote dozens of books and articles about the country's people and culture, has died at age 88.

The Japan Times newspaper, where Richie was a longtime contributor, said he died Tuesday in Tokyo. It gave no other details. Richie reviewed Japanese films and the arts for the newspaper for more than 50 years.

Richie wrote books on two of Japan's best known filmmakers, Yasujiro Ozu and...

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