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December 21, 2004

JACET's Tanabe Dies

JACET President Yoji Tanabe died on Sunday morning of a cardiac infarction at a hospital in Tokyo's Musashino city. He was 71. Emeritus professor at the prestigious Waseda University, he was also head of the Language Communication department at Tokyo International University, where he specialized in English phonetics. For 33 years from 1968, he was a presenter on a variety of English language study programs on NHK radio. The funeral service will be from 10:30 to 12:00 on December 22 (Wednesday) at Gokokuji, Bunkyo ward, Tokyo. He is survived by his wife Kumiko.

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