Satoshi died July 21, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.
Born Feb. 13, 1960, in Japan, he moved with his family to the United States as an infant and spent most of his childhood in North Haven, Conn., attending elementary, junior high, and high school there. He graduated as valedictorian from North Haven High School in 1978, then joined us at Princeton, majoring in economics and earning a certificate in East Asian studies.
After Princeton, he returned to Japan to pursue a career in international business at Nomura, the country’s largest financial-services group. Over the years his career took him to places such as Singapore, London, and Mumbai. His linguistic command of both English and Japanese was invaluable in his international work. When not working, Satoshi enjoyed music, especially playing classical guitar, golf, photography, and ski trips with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Yukako; son Hisayuki; daughter Rieko; brothers Kiyoshi and Takashi; sisters Sahoko and Emiko; niece Mira Gordon; nephew Leo Gordon; and many members of his Japanese extended family.