We got a chance to hear from his step
daughter Yu Yamada about her last visit with Mr Shiratori on the day
before he passed away.
She visited his hospital on March 16th
since she was concerned about not getting any response back from him
lately. She was informed by the nurse not to be surprised about him
becoming much thinner. He had lost a lot of weight, and because of the
tumor, he had hard time hearing, although he shook her hand very
Even she knew she had to be aware that his remaining
days were not so long, it was quite a shock to know that day would come
right after her visit. Mr Shiratori had passed away on the March 17th
Since his mother was coming from Hokkaido, and his step
daughters are from Tokyo, they decided to conduct a small ceremony in
the morning of the 19th in Kyoto among family members.
Shiraori was an amazing brave fighter until the last moment of his life.
He decided not to give up and to face his challenge no matter what. He is
now holding Murasaki Yamada's picture on his hand. Please send you
sincere prayer that he is now finally reunited with his wife.
Your tremendous sincerity supported him and was with him until the end.
We appreciate you deeply again. Thank you very much.