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Yoshito Usui (臼井儀人 Usui Yoshito?, April 21, 1958 – September 11, 2009), born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, was a manga artist known for the popular manga Crayon Shin-chan. He was a devotee of Jehovah's Witnesses. He and his wife raised two daughters; both had moved out of the house at the time of Usui's death.[1]

On September 12, 2009, Usui's family reported him missing from his hometown of Kasukabe when Usui did not return from hiking in nearby Gunma Prefecture. On September 19, 2009, a body with clothes matching those described in the report filed by Usui's family was found at the bottom of a cliff at Mount Arafune in Gunma.[2][3][4] The body was identified by dental records and family members the next day as being that of Usui.[5] His camera was recovered and the final shot was taken from the cliff.[6][7]

Controversy arose when Chinese media showed the wrong picture of Yoshito Usui when reporting his death. The picture shown showed Japanese artist Seitarō Kuroda, who is still alive. Seitarō Kuroda took a picture with Yoshito Usui once, and that's how the confusion began, since Usui doesn't have a lot of pictures on the web.[citation needed]

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