22 Jan 2018

Remembering Isamu Kamata

Longtime Club Member Isamu Kamata passed away on January 3 at the age of 89.

Joining the Club in 1975, he was an enthusiastic member of the Club's Culture Committee for more than 25 years.

The Gakushuin University graduate was a close friend of Emperor Akihito and Crown Prince Naruhito.

His relationship with the imperial household was instrumental in ensuring the family's support of Club activities.

He discussed the future of Japan's imperial family in a 2012 interview with the Club's INTOUCH magazine.

Kamata-san is survived by his wife and daughter.