Voice actress Yukiji Asaoka passed away on April 27, 2018 at the age of 82. While the cause of death is unknown, Asaoka was seeking treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.
In anime, Asaoka’s credits include Matsuko in My Neighbors the Yamadas, Kitanokata in The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and Euterpe in The Mouse and His Child.
She was also a dancer and actress. In 2011, Asaoka was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette.