Misuzu called me from Japan today to let me know that her father; my father-in-law, Yo Kitazumi passed away from lung cancer yesterday just before Misuzu landed in Nagoya.
Yo was a great father-in-law and I will miss him dearly. He was always so happy to drink the scotch and whisky I would bring him from the US. He also was the one who introduced me to raw chicken and raw whale.
We found out about his cancer in October of '04 and things went relatively fast. I am at least thankful he didn't suffer for an unnecessarily long time.