Russell Dean Brines, 71, a retired Associated Press bureau chief in Tokyo and a Washington correspondent, died of congestive heart failure June 26 at a hospital in Ormond Beach, Fla. He lived in Ormond Beach.
Mr. Brines was a native of Denver and a 1932 graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.
He joined the AP in 1935 in Honolulu and later was assigned to Tokyo. He was serving in Manila in 1941 when the Japanese invaded the Philippines. He was captured by the Japanese and interned in Manila and Shanghai.
He was repatriated in 1943 and returned to the Pacific the following year to cover the remainder of the war.
He became bureau chief in Tokyo in 1945. After covering the Korean conflict, he moved to Washington in 1952. He was an AP correspondent here until he retired in 1957.
From 1957 to 1962, he worked for the Copley News Service in California. He then returned to Washington. He moved to Gainesville, Fla., in 1977.
Mr. Brines was the author of several books, including "Until They Eat Stone," published in 1944, and "MacArthur's Japan," published in the early 1960s.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Ormond Beach; a daughter, Coralie Mayer of Escondido, Calif.; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.