The entrepreneur launches ‘end of life’ of the party


A Japanese businessman diagnosed with terminal cancer, has launched a big party to say thank you and goodbye.

Satoru Anzaki invited around 1,000 people, including friends, ex-classmates, business partners, and employees to Monday of the event.

The 80-year-old former president of the machinery giant Komatsu was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer in the month of October.

“I am satisfied that I could say, ‘thank you’ to the people that I met in life,” he told journalists after the party.

“As I want to maximize the quality of life during the time I have left, I have decided not to receive the treatment due to side effects,” he said while speaking at a press conference after the event.

Had announced its plan to hold a party in an announcement in the newspaper on 20 November. Its unusual plan soon spread to the people to complement their bold move, and joking about how they might be able to get an invitation.

For the match itself, Mr. Anzaki rent a room in a Tokyo hotel, decorated with memories of his life.

Among the surprises that I had to entertain guests and to maintain the mood of rotation of the melancholy – there was a group of dancers put on a dance show of your house, in the prefecture of Tokushima.

According to the Japanese media, he tried to shake the hand of many of its guests to express your appreciation.

“It was a very fun event,” a former employee told national broadcaster NHK.

“I, too, am suffering from a disease, so I got to thinking how I want to live the rest of my life.”