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Obituaries

Former president of global bicycle parts giant Shimano dies

Yoshizo Shimano championed company's overseas growth and use of English

Yoshizo Shimano, a former president of bicycle parts giant Shimano who pushed the Japanese company's globalization, has died at the age of 85.

OSAKA -- Yoshizo Shimano, a former president of Japanese bicycle parts maker Shimano who helped to establish the company as a global brand, died on Friday. He was 85.

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