Third UNLV shooting victim ID’d as Japanese studies professor Dr. Naoko Takemaru

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2023
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The third victim of the University of Nevada Las Vegas shooting was identified by officials Friday as an associate professor of Japanese Studies. Dr. Naoko Takemaru, 69, succumbed to “multiple gunshot wounds” after gunman Anthony Polito stormed the college shortly before noon Wednesday, the Clark County Medical Examiner announced. Takemaru was a decorated scholar who taught all levels of the Japanese language at UNLV and authored a book about gender bias in the culture’s society. “Dr. Takemaru has received the William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College...

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