Dr. Mitsuko Kazuno passed away on August 10, 2011.
Dr. Mitsuko Kazuno was honorary member of INWES and was one of the Vice-chairpersons of ICWES11, held in July 1999, in Chiba, Japan.
Dr. Kazuno has served as Far East representative on the International Continuing Committee for many years (1991 (ICWES9) to 2002 (ICWES12)). This Committee was in charge of the organisation of the twelve ICWES since 1964 until the creation of INWES. She was a participant at the founding meeting of INWES in Merrickville in May 2001. She has also gathered a wealth of information on existing associations and groups of women in science and engineering in many countries, particularly in the Far East region.
She was also former President and Honorary Member of the Society of Japanese Women Scientists (SJWS).
On behalf of all INWES members, the INWES President offers her sincere condolences to the family.