LONG-TIME JAPAN RESIDENT, FCCJ member, author and journalist Jean Pearce passed away in June in Washington D.C. at the age of 96. Jean’s long-running column in the Japan Times and books were the sources of insight for both new and old Japan residents, and she continued to write for the JT until the year 2000. Jean was a member of the FCCJ from 1963 and served on numerous committees and Boards of Directors in her 37-year membership.

– Dan Sloan