A not very good Google Translate translation of obituary for Dieter Born:
"Mourning Dieter Born
Surprisingly deceased: the judoka and Japanese studies
Publisher Dieter Born On 3 June 2013 is out of the blue judoka,
Japanese studies and publisher Dieter Born in Bonn in
Age of 52 years died. Born about himself
Decades for the development and promotion of Judo
involved, which for him is not just a sport, but at the same time
Culture and philosophy was. As a young student he moved
him for several years in Japan, where he attended Waseda
Japanese Studies in the University and local Judo
Club trained at the dojo of the police and the Kodokan. To
His teachers at that time included masters such as Kotani, Osawa
and Abe (all 10th Dan). In later years he learned
especially when Daigo (10th Dan) and Yamamoto (9th Dan).
Peak of the career as a competitor was the participation
at the final round of the championship Alljapanische
the university teams.
Back in Germany, was a native of Düsseldorf
in Bonn and founded a publishing company, in the
Budo-books and the "Japan Magazine" published.
By - as chairman of the German-Japanese
Society in Bonn - Japan tirelessly topics in the
Was public, he made a great contribution to the
intercultural exchange and promoted through cooperation
with the University of Bonn scientific
The German Judo practitioner he performed great services
by the German-language publication of standard works
as "Kodokan Judo" and "throwing techniques
of Kodokan Judo "by Toshiro Daigo. In addition, set
He is an interpreter available if Japanese
Judo teacher training in Germany prevented. Borns
Lectures on historical and philosophical backgrounds
at events were repeatedly highlights
just as he organized the training rides
for Kataexperten and other interested parties to Japan.
Dieter Born was also active themselves, body and soul. So
He took another mid-May at the Kata Championships in Malta in
Kime and the Koshiki-no-kata part. WDR"
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Last edited by judophotos on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:30 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Added picture of Dieter Born printed in German Judo Magazin)