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Manga creator Konami Sonoda of ChocoMimi fame has passed away due to breast cancer. ChocoMimi debuted in 2003 and a live-action version followed in 2007.


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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