Kyosen Ōhashi, Japanese television host and politician, Died at 82

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Kyosen Ōhashi was born on March 22, 1934, in Sumida, Tokyo and died on July 12, 2016.

He was a Japanese television host and writer.

He also served briefly as a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet of Japan.

His real birth name was Ōhashi Katsumi (大橋 克巳).

Kyosen Ōhashi was raised in Chiba prefecture and dropped out of the Waseda University.

He declaring “semi-retirement”, he then spent most of his time outside Japan, particularly in Canada during the summer, as well as in Australia and New Zealand during the winter in the northern hemisphere, in which he ran his “OK Gift Shop” (OK stands for Ohashi Kyosen).

Kyosen Ōhashi resigned in the House of Councillors, he was succeeded by Marutei Tsurunen, the first European-descended and openly foreign-born Japanese person to serve in the Diet.

Kyosen Ōhashi passed away at 82 years old.

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