PMF Organizing Committee Special Counsilor Mr. Yoshihisa Tabuchi, President of Nomura Securities Co. during the period when PMF was founded and subsequently Chairman of the SBI Children's Hope Foundation, passed away on November 8 at the age of 91. Alongside Leonard Bernstein, his contributions to PMF were vital to the continued development of the festival, and we will forever be grateful to him and his work. May he rest in peace.