Kenjiro Takayanagi; Japanese Television Pioneer

Kenjiro Takayanagi, 91, considered the father of Japanese television. An electrical engineer, Takayanagi achieved the first television transmission in Japan in 1926 and developed the main component of a television camera in 1933 only months after Vladimir K. Zworykin did so in the United States. After teaching at a Japanese college, he worked for Japan Broadcasting Co. (NHK) and then at Victor Co. of Japan, where he later became vice president. On Monday in Yokosuka, Japan.

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