Former Head of Tokyo Police Mr.Mitsuzane met civic officials at the former home of fingerprints pioneer Dr Henry Faulds to mark the centenary of fingerprint identification. He also met Stairlifts boss Keith Simpson whose premises has a plaque paying tribute to Dr Faulds.
Online PR News – 13-October-2011 – Stoke on Trent – A delegation from Tokyo Metropolitan Police travelled all the way to Wolstanton in Newcastle under Lyme, to place a specially commissioned memorial on a home in James Street.
Local historian Mervyn Edwards of Wolstanton greeted Mr Akira Mitsuzane, his wife and his interpreter along with the mayor and mayoress and representatives from Newcastle Civic Society and local businessman Keith Simpson of Castle Comfort Stairlifts.
A bronze plaque of Dr Henry Faulds was presented by Mr Mitsuzane who had it specially commmissioned to commemorate the centennial of fingerprinting in Japan. Mr Mitsuzane acknowledged the contribution that Dr Henry Faulds made in Japan, which included treating 15,000 patients when working in Tsukiji Hospital in Tokyo, and establishing the first special school for the visually and hearing impaired in Japan. His main contribution was to formalise in print the idea of using fingerprinting in forensics.
The civic delegation convened at the Castle Comfort Centre for refreshments before visiting Faulds' grave at nearby St Margaret's Church to lay flowers at his last resting place.
Castle Comfort Stairlifts has been involved in the mobility business for 15 years after sourcing products for his elderly mother the proprietor started the business to bring the benefits to others at a fair price.