Dr Suguru Yamaguchi, who made a significant contribution to both the Internet in Japan and the entire Asia-Pacific Internet community, sadly passed away recently. A memorial gathering in his honour was held yesterday in Tokyo, and the APNIC Executive Council passed on its condolences on behalf of the APNIC community:
“The APNIC Executive Council, on behalf of APNIC staff and the APNIC community, expresses its sincere condolences on the passing of our colleague and friend, Dr Suguru Yamaguchi.
Suguru was one of the very early Internet pioneers in Japan. He was the APRICOT 2005 Japan Executive Committee Chair, and the driving force behind hosting the APRICOT/APNIC meeting in Kyoto, Japan, in 2005. He gave an excellent keynote speech on security management at the 2004 APRICOT Plenary session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He also played an important role in the establishment of the regional forum for international cooperation of CERTs across Asia Pacific (APCERT) and initiated the successful collaboration between APCERT and APNIC.
We have the highest respect and appreciation for the contribution that Suguru has made to the Internet community. We particularly thank him for his leadership and contribution to Internet security efforts.
It is truly a very sad loss for all of us. And most of all, we will miss him as a friend. We would like to convey our deepest sympathy to his family, his friends and all those who knew him.”
Thank you Suguru, and may you rest in peace.
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