The Founding President of the Elvis Presley Fan Club of Japan (Tokyo) Mr. Tad Akazawa has passed away. He suffered a massive heart attack and was only in his late 50's. The EPFCJ has a 5,000 strong membership and the former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his brother are also members of his Club.
The Elvis Statue in front of the Love Me Tender Rock and Roll Museum is his work. He has done a lot for Elvis Presley in Japan and has kept the Elvis flag flying for a long time. Our deepest and sincere condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.