20 Apr 2020
We are deeply saddened to announce that MATSUSHITA Saburo, a member of the board of directors of Kodokan and ninth dan in Kodokan Judo, passed away on April 19, 2020 from pneumonia complicated by the novel coronavirus. He was 84.
His funeral services will be attended only by his relatives.
1935 Born in Kagoshima Prefecture
1958 Graduated from Department of Commerce, College of Economics, Nihon University
1978 Became a professor at Nihon University
2000 Appointed as Senior Managing Director of All Japan Judo Federation
2001 Assigned to an executive board member of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC)
2004 Inspector of Kodokan
2006 Director of the Education and Instruction Department at Kodokan
2007 JOC Honorary member
2013 Member of the board of directors of Kodokan
Words of condolence addressed to email@example.com
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