Kenji Nakagami, a prominent novelist known for startling...

Deaths elsewhere

August 15, 1992

Kenji Nakagami, a prominent novelist known for startling, sensual prose about Japan's outcast class, died Wednesday of kidney cancer. He was 46. An official at Hibi Memorial Hospital in the town of Nachi-Katsuura in Mr. Nakagami's home state of Wakayama, 310 miles southwest of Tokyo, said the writer died early Wednesday.

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