By Champ E21EIC

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, it is of immense sadness to learn the passing of Zorro san, JH1AJT. Zorro san was in-and-out of the hospital a lot these past few months, but despite all the efforts, his health continued to decline and became critical last Friday. He passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning at 0850am JST.

Our ham radio world has lost another beaming light. Zorro san JH1AJT was the founder of SEISA Group and Foundation for Global Children (FGC). He was deeply involved in humanitarian projects in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Japan, Myanmar, Eritrea and Bhutan, and was also the main driving force behind many DXpeditions. His awards and achievements in amateur radio include DXCC Honor Roll #1, DXCC World Ranking No.1 on 10m band, CQ DX Hall of Fame in 2015, YASME Excellence Award in 2018, Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year and CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in 2020.

Rest in peace Zorro san. You may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. JC and I offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work on your FGC Radio Team.