It is with great sadness that we have to inform, to all the Bodybuilding supporters; on the passing away of our dear colleague and life friend, Mr. Hitoshi Tamari, former president of Japan Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (JBBF).

Mr. Tamari was a pioneer and founder of our sport in Japan and in Asia, beside a great gentleman. He has always been an inspiration for all of us and his memory will remain, forever, in our hearts, and in the history of IFBB.

Picture: Mr. Hitoshi Tamari, in 2015, when received the IFBB Platinum Award from IFBB President, Dr. Santonja; in recognition to his invaluable services to Bodybuilding. He was awarded during the 2015 Asian Championships celebrated in Kitakyushu (Japan), his last international Bodybuilding appearance.