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Reporter, editor, publisher: Japan's 89-year-old newshound

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Toshio Hiratsuka is the backbone of his local newspaper; the star reporter whose trusty notebook and pen have borne witness to nearly every significant event in his corner of Japan for 65 years. 

Picture taken on March 10, 2014 shows Toshio Hiratsuka, the reporter, editor and publisher of the newspaper 'Oshika Shimbun' standing outside his office in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan

Hiratsuka is the man without whom the paper would never be produced. In fact he is the only reporter at the Oshika Shimbun. And at the age of 89, he is also editor and publisher of the paper that has well over 1,000 subscribers.

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