Remembering Akemi Tanaka

posted in: Japan 0

“‘In Japan, when you turn 60, you are reborn.’ So Akemi Tanaka told us in 2019, when she not only celebrated her 60th birthday, but also got married and published her book The Power of Chōwa: Finding Your Balance Using the Japanese Wisdom of Chōwa. With her sense of mischief and love of laughter, combined with the poise and radiance that gave no doubt this rested on centuries of Samurai wisdom, this was easy to believe.”

The publishers of Akemi’s book have posted a touching obituary which captured her unique character, as well as giving tribute to Akemi’s achievements and legacy.