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Kubota President and Chairman Masumoto Found Dead in Tokyo Hotel

Yasuo Masumoto, chairman and president of farm and industrial machinery maker Kubota Corp., died while staying in a Tokyo hotel. He was 67.

The executive failed to leave his room after breakfast and was found collapsed in the bathroom after the company raised concerns, a spokeswoman for the Osaka-based manufacturer said by telephone today, declining to be named in line with policy. The cause of death hasn’t been determined, she said.