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Bhutan mourns the passing away of Yasuo Miyazawa

Rinzin Norbu

His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, President of Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck, President of Bhutan Paralympic Committee (BPC) offered Karmey and Moenlam at the Samteling Palace lhakhang in Thimphu to mourn the passing away of Yasuo Miyazawa.

Late Yasuo Miyazawa passed away on March 23, 2022, in Japan.

Miyazawa founded the SEISA Group in 1972 and currently operates more than 30 educational institutes from nursery schools/kindergartens to universities throughout Japan, including the Foundation for Global Children. The Foundation for Global Children was instituted by Miyazawa in the year 2010, to support child education and care, both in Japan and overseas.

He was a very close friend to the Bhutan Olympic Committee and the Bhutan Paralympic Committee, and in March 2019, in recognition of the support and contribution rendered towards the development of sports in Bhutan, was appointed as the Honorary Advisor to the Bhutan Olympic Committee.

Miyazawa and the SEISA Group generously supported the development of sports in Bhutan and helped strengthen the future of sports education and development in Bhutan. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Bhutan Paralympic Committee, to provide people living with disabilities the opportunity to participate and excel in sports. 

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