Takashi Oshio, a German literary scholar who has conveyed the appeal of German and the importance of international exchange through television and radio, died at a hospital in Tokyo on the 12th of this month due to sepsis.

He was 91 years old.

Takashi Oshio is from Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture. After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he taught at International Christian University and Chuo University, and has continued to serve as the director of Feliz Jogakuin.

He served as the then Minister of West Germany for three years from 1985, and was instrumental in cultural exchange with Japan.

He also taught the "German language course" on NHK radio and television from 1967 to 1988, communicating the joy of studying with a friendly narrative and discussing the essence of European civilization through various programs. ..

He won the Broadcast Culture Award in 2000.

According to his family, Mr. Oshio was diagnosed with malignant lymphoma 11 years ago and lived a fighting illness, but during that time he went to the manuscript paper and continued to write about the meaning of human life.

Mr. Oshio was ill on the 11th of this month and was taken to a hospital in Tokyo, where he died of sepsis on the 12th.

He was 91 years old.