Kenwood Co-Founder Passes at 95

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George Aratani

George Aratani, who along with Bill Kasuga co-founded  Kenwood Electronics, died Tuesday at 95 of pneumonia.

Aratani, a survivor of the Japanese internment camps during World War II, also founded the Mikasa dishware firm (which was posting $400 million in annual sales when it was sold in 2000).  Aratani went on to be notable philanthropist.

You can read his story here and here.

Source: LA Times, AARP  

Photo credit: LA Times

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