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With deep sorrow we inform you of the sad news that Honorary President of Kodokan Judo Institute and All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF), KANO Yukimitsu, passed away on March 8, 2020 at a hospital in Tokyo due to pneumonia. He was 87.

Only his close relatives and Kodokan employees will attend his funeral services with KANO Akashi, his eldest daughter, serving as the chief mourner.

Later, a joint funeral will be held by Kodokan and AJJF



February 1980 - March 2009: Fourth President of Kodokan, Second President of AJJF

September 1980 - October 1995: President of Judo Union of Asia

April 2009 - : Honorary President of Kodokan and AJJF


Words of condolence addressed to intl@kodokan.org


Kodokan Judo Institute

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