Kyocera founder Kazuo Inamori dies at 90

Kazuo Inamori was one of Japan's most influential and respected business leaders.

died of natural causes at his home in the city of Kyoto on Aug. 24

Inamori established Kyocera in 1959 in Kyoto when he was 27.

The firm started with 28 staffers, but eventually turned into a major electronics and parts maker boasting more than 80,000 employees globally.

Inamori is also the chairman of Air Japan and Fujitsu.

Inamori has been awarded honorary doctorates from over 40 universities.

Inamori was selected to be the next chief executive of Japan Airlines in 2010.