Japanese Actor Yosuke Saito Dies at 69

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Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--Japanese actor Yosuke Saito, known for his supporting roles in both television dramas and films, died on Saturday, it was learned Sunday. He was 69.

Saito's unique performances in a TV drama called "Otokotachi no Tabiji" (Journey of Men) and a film titled "Hipokuratesu Tachi" (Disciples of Hippocrates) raised his profile and led him to appear in numerous other works.

According to his office, Saito, a native of the central Japan city of Nagoya, underwent a surgery for pharynx cancer in July and started receiving radiotherapy about a week ago. He felt ill after having dinner on Saturday evening, was taken to hospital and was confirmed dead there.

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