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In Memoriam – Hal Foster

We regret to inform members of the passing away of Hal Foster, a longtime journalist and journalism professor with nine years of experience in Japan. He was 75.

The Miami native worked at for Stars and Stripes Pacific in Tokyo from 1979-86 as a news editor and executive editor.

He later was assistant managing editor at the Asahi Evening News in Tokyo, a business writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times and a special correspondent for USA Today covering the war in Ukraine. Over the years he was both a regular and professional associate member of the Club.

He was a media professor at the University of Idaho and died of a heart attack at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on June 10th.

Foster is survived by his children Angela, 48, and Dan, 47, and two grandchildren.

Published in: July 2020

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