Den Fujita

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: Japanese businessman who was one of the first to introduce Western businesses in Japan beginning in the early 1970's, who used his knowledge of American and Japanese cultures to adapt new businesses to local lifestyles, who established the McDonald's fast-food chain there which now has over 3,000 stores in Japan, and who opened the country's first Toys 'R' Us chain there as well.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: March 3, 1926

 

Died: April 21, 2004

 

Location: Tokyo, Japan