Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura’s Column in Japan’s Weekly Biz

New York, N.Y. In 2017, the distinguished Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura began to publish a weekly series of essays in the Japanese language publication Weekly Biz. A translation of these appears here in The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness.

5a40168021000015005f5befHis Holiness the Dalai Lama with friend Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura, in 1972.

This series was originally published in Weekly Biz; translated by Jim Luce.




See Other Stories Featuring Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumuntitled event - 078ura:

  1. xJ. Luce Foundation India to Explore Relationship with Magadh University (2/10/20)
  2. xDharamshala for Americans: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Hometown (10/15/19)

  3. xSimple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness (10/15/19)

  4. xIn Himalayas: Once Greater Tibet, Now Tragically Divided (10/15/19)

  5. xHimalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet (10/15/19)


Dr. Kazuko was born into a distinguished old family in Kyoto, Japan, and graduated from Toho conservatory of Music in Tokyo. In 1961 she came to U.S. as a pianist sponsored by the Boston Symphony. She studied at Boston University, New York University, and received her Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from New York State University and the International Academy of Education in Tokyo. From 1968 to 1992, she promoted cultural exchanges from East to West and vice versa, and became a world famous impresario, producing 2,000 events each year all over the world encompassing over 140 countries. In this connection, in 1972, she went to Dharamsala to find the lost Tibetan Folk Opera, and met His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with whom she remains a lifelong friend. In 1973 and 1991 she arranged and funded personally the tours of the Folk Opera of Tibet to the West. She has received many medals and honors from different countries. Her tireless life long work in Philanthropic field is vast and well known ranging from Save the Beacon Theater, Save the Boat People, Help the Homeless, natural disasters of earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as relief to AIDS and HIV positive children in Africa. She has been a dedicated Board Member to both the J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International for years. Her work focuses on the Tibetan people; Tibetan children remain especially strong in her heart. She raised fund for the new academic building for Manjushree Orphanage in Tawang, India and supported many aspects of the school. See HuffPo pieces entitled Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build School for Tibetan Orphans in India, A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro’s Daughter, and NYC Gala in Support of Tibetan Orphans Set for January

IMG_6683Jim Luce,  Dr. Lobsang Sangay and Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura,
Dharamshala (2019). Photo: Stewardship Report.

_DSC4926 copy 2Jim Luce,  His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura,
Dharamshala (2019). Photo: Stewardship Report.

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