Yamahara Katsuji – Memorial – 27 September

Sep 9, 2020

Please join us via zoom on Sunday, 27 September at 19:30 for a celebration of his life.

—Obituary 24 July 2020—

He was known popularly to General Union members simply as Yamahara. No mister, no sir; just affectionately called Yamahara – and one of the most unpretentious people you could have ever met.

On 23 July 2020, Yamahara passed away quietly at his home 73 years after his birth in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka.

A union organiser since finishing school, Yamahara worked for many years for the General Council of Trade Unions of Japan (Sohyo) affiliated Metal and Machinery Workers Union (Zenkin) until its merger into the Japan Trade Union Confederation (Rengo). Continue reading