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Hasegawa in August 1950
|Born||January 30, 1920|
|Died||May 27, 1992(aged 72)|
Cause of death
She started her own comic strip, Sazae-san, in 1946. It reached national circulation via the Asahi Shimbun in 1949, and ran daily until Hasegawa decided to retire in February 1974. She also created the comic strip Granny Mischief. All of her comics were printed in Japan in digest comics; by the mid-1990s, Hasegawa's estate had sold over 60 million copies in Japan alone.
Sazae-san was a popular postwar comic strip depicting the life of Sazae-san, a fictional Japanese housewife.
Her comic strip was turned into a dramatic radio series in 1955 and a weekly animated series in 1969, which is still running as of 2015.
Selected comics were translated into English, under the title The Wonderful World of Sazae-san.
Hasegawa died of heart failure on May 27, 1992, at the age of 72.
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