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Dear Friends,

Thank you for your numerous messages of support and sympathy.

The funeral will be organized as follows:


1. Cremation

Date : Friday, 24 February 2023

Place : Crématorium du Père-Lachaise, 71 Rue des Rondeaux, 75020 Paris

  • Welcome in the forecourt at 10:15

  • Beginning of the ceremony at 10:30

  • End of the ceremony at 11:30

2. Farewell ceremonie 

Date : Friday, 24 February 2023

Place : Missions Étrangères de Paris, 128 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris

  • Welcome at 16:15

  • Benediction at 16:30 in the Chapelle de l’Épiphanie

  • Collation and condolences at 17:00

  • End of reception 19:00

3. Burial

In the strictest privacy 

Date : Saturday 25th 2023

Place : Cimetière Bouilhet, 15 Rue du Port Marly, 78160 Marly Le Roi

A register will replace a book of condolences at the Crématorium du Père-Lachaise and Missions Étrangères de Paris.

The family asks that you do not send flowers or wreaths.

In the spirit of paying last respects and to contribute toward the realization of two of his current projects, we have opened an account to which you may contribute, if you choose. Here is the link

One project concerns the publication of « Asie Monde III », a collection of monthly research articles published on the GIS Asie website in French and English; the second project is the re-edition of his book, « Besoin de Japon ».

We thank you in advance for your support.


Jeanne, his wife

Christophe, Alexandre and Amélie, his children

His daughters-in-law and grandchildren

In the event of extreme necessity you can contact Christophe Sabouret at 06 71 17 83 01.

In order to allow all those who knew Jean-François to pay their last respects, feel free to share this funeral announcement.

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