1941 – 2022

It is with deep sadness that I am writing this. As many of you may already know, Angela died on November 12, 2022.

If you read her blog here you will already know that she had Myelofibrosis, a cancer that ended her life way too soon. She felt (and wrote in her August Blog) that she still had so much left to do and say.

Please read and share her writings found here. She left a huge legacy to us in her writings for us all to read. Her books, her blog and many of her Japan Times interviews (that can be found with a quick google search). These are her gifts to us.

If you are on this site then you probably already know what an amazing woman, writer, activist, friend, and teacher she was. But for us, her family, we also knew her as mum to Lee and myself, grandmother to my son Max and partner to Akii, her loving husband of over 30 years.

Thank you for visiting this page. As one of her friends said the other day, “The world needs more Angelas’.” And it certainly feels much emptier without her.

More spiritual than religious my mum said she was not scared of dying. She wrote last summer, “I shall take responsibility and try to love my cancer into submission or accept that what will be, will be. No fear of death. If there is nothing, there is nothing. But if there is something, well how interesting is that. The next great adventure!”

Happy Adventures.