Chairman Komiyama’s memorial message on the passing of Mr. Koji Omi, Founding Chairman of the STS forum
As a member of the science and technology community, I am profoundly saddened to learn that STS forum founding chairman Koji Omi has passed away.
Since the founding of the STS forum in 2004, Mr. Omi tirelessly traveled throughout the world to meet countless individuals and glean the wisdom of science professionals, educators, policymakers, and business leaders. Through his pioneering efforts he singlehandedly created the STS forum, the world’s leading permanent platform for discussions on science and technology and the future of humankind. Together with the STS forum, the name of founding chairman Koji Omi will long be remembered.
Those of us remaining now feel the heavy responsibility of carrying on Mr. Omi’s legacy, working to fulfill his aspirations and helping the STS forum evolve. Building on the past achievements of the STS forum, together with all of you I will do my utmost to forward the progress of science and technology for the future of humankind.
Founding chairman Omi, thank you for your long-standing dedication to the ideals of the STS forum. I offer my deepest sympathy and pray for the repose of your soul.
Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman, STS forum