Nishimuro Taizō, Ex-Head of Japan Post, Toshiba, Dies at 81 (News)
Tokyo, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)—Former Japan Post Holdings Co. President Nishimuro Taizō, who also served as head of Toshiba Corp. and the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has died, it was learned Wednesday. He was 81.
The date and cause of his death are not known.
A native of Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, Nishimuro entered Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., the predecessor of Toshiba, after graduating from Keiō University in 1961. He worked in the United States for long years for Toshiba and was versed in international business operations.
After taking the post of president at the major Japanese electronics and machinery maker in June 1996, Nishimuro worked to strengthen the company's semiconductor and nuclear businesses, and promoted steps including the spinning-off of its air conditioner business.
He later served as Toshiba chairman. Nishimuro continued to exert his influence over Toshiba's management after stepping down as chairman.[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]