- May 25, 1981
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Biographical / Historical
Marcel Grilli (1907 - 1990) was born in Italy and lived in both the U.S. and Italy until he settled in the U.S. to go to college at Columbia University. During the occupation he worked with the Public Affairs section of the occupied government. Grilli’s work in Japan involved music, education, and broadcasting. His music helped public relations between the U.S. and Japan after the war. After the occupation, he stayed in Japan to work with The Japan Times newspaper as a music critic among other positions in Tokyo to help with the promotion of music and art. He passed away in 1990 in Tokyo.