Jean Pearce, who for decades helped Japan’s foreign community feel more at home in their adopted country through her Readers' Exchange and Getting Things Done columns in The Japan Times, passed away peacefully on June 14 at the age of 96 in Washington, D.C.

An obituary written by Jean's son Laer is posted here.

Lifelines columnist Louise George Kittaka’s tribute to Jean Pearce can be found here.