This is very sad news about Prof. Yoji Akao who was the founder of Quality Function Deployment (QFD), passed away at 88 years old on 24 Oct 2014. We, Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ), expressed hearty condolences to Prof. Yoji Akao 's family, friends and colleagues. Prof. Yoji Akao is the first winner of the Ishikawa-Kano Award (IKA) in ANQ Congress Delhi 2010 (from 19-20 Oct 2010).
Moreover, Prof. Yoji Akao got the Deming Prize for Individuals by JUSE in 1978. (https://www.juse.or.jp/upload/files/list_Deming_Prize_for_Individuals2016.pdf)
We met Prof. Yoji Akao many times in different conference. I would like to share our meeting to remember Akao – Quality Guru.
My first time met Prof. Yoji Akao in ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) 2006.