Jiro Ushio, former head of Japan’s major business lobby, dies at 92


Jiro Ushio, a former head of Japan’s major business lobby and the founder of lighting equipment maker Ushio Inc., has died, the company said Wednesday. He was 92.

Ushio, a former chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, or Keizai Doyukai, was a heavyweight in Japanese economic circles. He is known for his strong ties with the Japanese government for being a member of an economic policy panel.

Ushio, a native of Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, died of aspiration pneumonia on June 13, the company said.

He was chairman of the association for four years from April 1995 and serve...

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