The Ireland Japan Association is sad to hear of the passing of Dr Tom Hardiman.
Dr. Hardiman was an honorary member of the IJA and contributed regularly at IJA Council meetings as a knowledgeable and passionate advocate of EU-Japan relations. He was kind and insightful on matters of business, culture and education. He spoke with beautiful, measured language and always had a twinkle in his eye.
He left a deep impression on everybody he met. We were blessed in the Ireland Japan Association to share the time with such a great man.
Our thoughts are with his wife, Rosaleen, his family and many friends at this time.
Raymond Hegarty, IJA Chairperson
On behalf of the Council of the Ireland Japan Association