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We regret to inform you that Mr. OSAWA Yoshimi , Kodokan 10th dan, aged 96 passed away due to pneumonia on October 21, 2022.

His funeral service will be held by only his relatives.

Kodokan will hold a farewell ceremony at a later date.


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March 6, 1926 Born in Munakata-mura, Inba-gun, Chiba Prefecture (now Inzai City)

1940 Entered Kodokan

1941 Kodokan Shodan

1946 Graduated from Waseda University

1949 Tamatsuka Securities (now Mizuho Securities)

1951 Trainee at Kodokan

1953-1996 Shihan, Judo Club, Waseda University

1974-1996 Professor at Waseda University (thereafter Professor Emeritus)

1976 Referee, Montreal Olympics

1983-1989 Member of the Board of Directors, All Japan Judo Federation

1985-1989 Director of Women's National Team, All Japan Judo Federation

1990-2012 Member of the Board of Trustees, All Japan Judo Federation

1992- Kodokan Member of the Board of Trustees

2006 Kodokan 10th dan

2008- Kodokan Technical Expert


Words of condolence addressed to intl@kodokan.org

Kodokan Judo Institute

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