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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kodansha President Sawako Noma Passes Away

Served as head of publishing giant for 24 years
Akira (anime)
Sawako Noma, the executive who served as the president of the publishing giant Kodansha for 24 years, passed away on Wednesday, March 30 due to heart failture. She was 67. She is survived by her oldest son, Yoshinobu, who was slated to replace his mother as Kodansha's president next month. 

In addition to running the company that produced many of the manga in Japan, she served as an executive producer on Katsuhiro Otomo's animated film adaptation of his Akira manga. [Source: ANN.com]

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