Naohiro Amaya, 68, the vice trade minister who introduced Japan's voluntary controls on automobile exports to solve disputes with the United States in 1979, died of lung cancer Tuesday in Tokyo.
Walter Raines, 54, artistic director of the Dance Theater of Harlem's school and a charter member of the company, died Sunday in New York of an AIDS-related illness. He danced with the Pennsylvania and Stuttgart ballets before joining the new Dance Theater of Harlem in 1969. After he stopped dancing, he joined the faculty of the City University of New York and served as chairman of the ballet department of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.
Lindsay Anderson, 71, the British director best known for his 1960s films "This Sporting Life" and "If," died of a heart attack Tuesday when climbing out of a swimming pool at a friend's house in France, his secretary said yesterday in London. His films displayed a lightness of touch with serious subjects that enabled them to attract mass audiences. He was also an innovative theater director and directed plays in many countries, including the United States.