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Kubota Chairman Found Dead

Posted on June 4, 2014

Yasuo Masumoto, chairman and president of farm and industrial machinery manufacturer has died while staying in a Tokyo hotel, according to press reports in Japan. He was 67. The cause of death has not been determined.

Kubota said Vice President Masatoshi Kimata will become acting president. Masumoto joined Kubota in April 1971 and rose to the rank of president in 2009, adding the position of chairman two years later.