Professor Emeritus Ippei Yamazawa, former IUJ President, passed away on November 16, 2018 at the age of 81. The funeral ceremony was held on November 20 only by his family and relatives.
Late Professor Yamazawa served for various positions such as Full-Professor at Hitotsubashi University and Waseda University and Director of Institute of Developing Economies. He assumed the position of IUJ President for 3 years and 3 months, during September 2003 and December 2006. One of his achievements is IUJ’s first Self Evaluation Report complied comprehensively in 2006. He also taught some classes such as East Asian Economy in IUJ for many international students.
In recognition of his accomplishments over many years of education and research and his contributions to the development of academic society in Japan, he was conferred the Order of the Sacred Treasure, in the decoration of spring of 2014.
May he rest in peace.