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I am trying to find out whether or not the first president of Asian Development Bank (1966-1972) is still alive. The man's name is Takeshi Watanabe and he was born sometime in 1906. I am leaning towards him being alive based on a picture that I found on the ADB website provided below. []
The most recent ADB President, Tadao Chino, is in the picture; as is Mr. Watanabe, who is seated in the middle. With these two pieces of information in hand, I've deduced that the picture was taken sometime during President Chino's tenure (1999-2005.) If this be true, Watanabe was alive in 1999-2005 and may have made it to 99+ years of age.
I have scoured the web for info on this man and there is absolutley no reference of him dying, or celebrating a 100th birthday. This is a shout out to anyone that may be able to help!Longevitymonger (talk) 21:12, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, can't help you much besides that page 43 in this pdf (published by ADB, October 2004) lists a phone number and email to a person with that name (perhaps you are lucky and it is the person you look for). Besides you could give a try to contact ADB. ----Erkan Yilmaz 18:26, 3 January 2009 (UTC)