Tamura Nobuyoshi-sensei on kuollut heinäkuun 9. päivänä. Tämä surullinen viesti kantautui liittoon tällä viikolla:
Dear IAF members,
We have been officially informed by Aikikai World Headquarters that Nobuyoshi Tamura Shihan (77 years old) who was battling cancer, has passed away last night on July 9th 2010 at 8 PM (French time). We would like to extend our sincere condolences to his family and his students.
International Aikido Federation
General Secretary, Kei Izawa