4 August 2022
It is with great sadness that we report that Professor Sadaoki Furui passed away on July 31, 2022. He was the founding President of APSIPA serving from 2009 to 2012. He was a pioneering researcher in the speech area, an inspirational leader, and a close friend to many of us. He was instrumental in helping to establish and provided distinguished leadership to APSIPA. We will all greatly miss him. The next APSIPA newsletter will have a memorial article dedicated to Prof. Furui and at this yearˇ¦s APSIPA ASC in Chiang Mai, Thailand we will have a special event and sessions to celebrate his life and achievements.