New Ambassador to China Dies in Tokyo — Found lying unconscious on street — Official: Death had “nothing to do with any accident or anti-Japanese demonstrations”

Published: September 17th, 2012 at 2:18 am ET
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Bloomberg

Incoming envoy Shinichi Nishimiya, 60, was hospitalized on Sept. 13, the ministry said at the time. Nishimiya collapsed and lost consciousness near his Tokyo home, Kyodo News reported, without saying where it got the information.

UPI

Shinichi Nishimiya, Japan’s newly named ambassador to China, died Sunday at a Tokyo hospital, Kyodo News reported quoting government sources. He was 60.

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The cause of his death had not been determined, but Nishimiya had collapsed in his home near Tokyo last Thursday just two days after he had been named the new envoy to China. He had hospitalized since then. Police had ruled out any play, Kyodo said.

Japan Times

Nishimiya, 60, collapsed near his home in Tokyo and was hospitalized on Thursday — only two days after becoming the top envoy to China. The cause of his death has not been determined.

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Nishimiya was found lying unconscious on a street near his home in Shibuya Ward by a passerby. Police have ruled out foul play.

Yomiuri

Nishimiya collapsed on a sidewalk near his home in central Tokyo on Thursday and had been undergoing treatment.

He appeared to be exhausted after a recent series of overseas trips earlier this month, including preparations for a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vladivostok, Russia, a Foreign Ministry official said.

AFP

The newly appointed Japanese envoy to China died in a Tokyo hospital Sunday, officials said, ruling out any link to growing anti-Japan protests in Chinese cities over an escalating territorial row.

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“Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya died in a hospital,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. The death had “nothing to do with any accident or anti-Japanese demonstrations” in China, a foreign ministry official told AFP.

Telegraph

Shinichi Nishiyama, 60, was found collapsed on a street in Tokyo on Thursday morning but died in hospital on Sunday. Police in Japan have ruled out foul play but hospital authorities have yet to confirm the cause of Nishiyama’s death.

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