Former teacher of the Deaf, Akiyama Chieko, passes away

April 12, 2016

Akiyama Chieko (photo), 99, the critic who was a pioneer of a broadcast journalist, has died from pneumonia in Tokyo-to on April 6. 

She became a teacher at the National Tokyo School for the Deaf after graduating from Tokyo Women's Higher Normal School (present Ochanomizu University), and went to China after marriage. 

The long-lived program called "Akiyama Chieko's Lounge" which started in September, 1957, broadcasted at the TBS radio, etc.) continued for more than 40 years.

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