Saturday, September 28, 2013

Requiescat in pace

KIM J. WILLENSON, a former Asia Policy Point Board Member, passed away on September 24, 2013 at the Virginia Hospital Center, surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. He was a veteran journalist who worked in Vietnam and Japan for Newsweek and was the author of the 1988 book, The Bad War: An Oral History of the Vietnam War. He was editor and publisher during the 1990s of the seminal Japan Digest, which made Japanese news accessible and understandable to the American policy community. He set the standard for reporting on Japan.

A farewell gathering will be held at 1:30 pm, Sunday, September 29 at the National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042. The meeting will be followed by a graveside ceremony at the adjacent grounds of the National Memorial Park/King David Memorial Gardens. Reception following at funeral home. His friends are welcome to make remarks at the gathering or to leave comments HERE.

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