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Famed author Taichi Sakaiya, who made a success of the Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo

also served as head of the former Economic Planning Agency, died.

He was 83.

Born in Osaka, after graduating from the University of Tokyo, he entered the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (at that time),

And in 1970, he succeeded in holding

the Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo.

After that, he worked as a writer, and his novel “Dankai no Sedai”

which predicted the impact of the first baby boomer generation, became the best-seller.

“I think because this is the first time everyone came to the World Expo,

all people in Japan really got excited about that.

This is not only my own joy

but also the joy of Japan.’’ He said.

In addtition, Sakaiya also served as the cabinet minister

for the Economic Planning Agency for 2 years from 1998.

Last month, Sakaiya was hospitalized due to his bad health condition

However, he died of multiple organ failure the day before yesterday.

The lyke-wake will be held on 16th and the funeral will be on 17th.

わたし

I, me, you (used toward people of equal or lower status)

ほう

honorific pluralizing suffix (used only for people), around (the time that, etc.), about

おお

Many

亡くなる

なくなる

to die

思う

おもう

to think, to consider, to believe, to think (of doing), to plan (to do), to judge, to assess, to regard

作家

さっか

author, writer, novelist, artist

まさに

まさに

exactly, surely, certainly, just (about to), on the verge (of doing or happening), duly, naturally

こう

good luck, fortune, happiness, harvest, yield

日本

にっぽん

Japan

おととい

おととい

day before yesterday

さい

decade (of age), the ...ties

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作家の堺屋太一氏が死去 83歳 大阪万博に携わる

Romaji: Sakka no sakaiya taichi-shi ga shikyo 83-sai Ōsaka banpaku ni tazusawaru

Translation: PiPop

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