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In Memoriam: Vernon Alden

We are very, very sad to announce the passing of our beloved board member and Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Vernon Alden on June 22, 2020. Dr. Alden was known and respected as a "larger than life figure" internationally, nationally, across New England, and of course most especially in his hometown of Boston. Wherever his professional life took him, his relationship with Japan always remained vitally important to him. His admiration and love for Japan and the Japanese people was infectious, and having served as Chairman of the Japan Society of Boston for over 40 years, his dedication to furthering U.S.- Japan relations was truly remarkable. This interview from Ohio University, where he was President from 1962 to 1969, captures Dr. Alden's incredible life.

We offer our deepest condolences to his family, and to his many friends and colleagues around the globe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them at this very difficult and painful time.

Condolences should be sent to Dr Alden's son, James Alden, at 6 Brooks Hill Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.

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