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List of notable or famous diplomats from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top diplomats born in Japan and even some popular diplomats who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese diplomats then this list is the perfect resource for you. These diplomats are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known diplomat from Japan is included when available.

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Chikahito Harada

Chikahito Harada is a Japanese diplomat and current Ambassador to the Russian Federation. In 1999-2001 served as Press Secretary in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2001-2002 served as representative of Japan to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission. Served also as Charge d'Affaire at the Japanese Embassy in China and Director of the Russia Division at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Harada was the Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2008 to 2010. From 2010, serves as ambassador to the Russian Federation. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Chiune Sugihara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Diplomats from Japan
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Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing transit visas to Jewish refugees so that they could travel to Japan. Most of the Jews who escaped were refugees from German-occupied Poland and residents of Lithuania. Sugihara wrote travel visas that facilitated the escape of more than 6,000 Jewish refugees to Japanese territory, risking his career and his family's lives. Sugihara had told the refugees to call him "Sempo", the Sino-Japanese reading of the characters in his first name, discovering it was much easier for Western people to pronounce. In 1985, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1900-1986)

Birthplace: Yaotsu, Japan

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Hasekura Tsunenaga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Diplomats from Japan
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Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga was a Japanese samurai and retainer of Date Masamune, the daimyo of Sendai. In the years 1613 through 1620, Hasekura headed a diplomatic mission to the Vatican in Rome, traveling through New Spain and visiting various ports-of-call in Europe. This historic mission is called the Keichō Embassy, and follows the Tenshō embassy of 1582. On the return trip, Hasekura and his companions re-traced their route across Mexico in 1619, sailing from Acapulco for Manila, and then sailing north to Japan in 1620. He is conventionally considered the first Japanese ambassador in the Americas and in Europe. Although Hasekura's embassy was cordially received in Europe, it happened at ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 51 (1571-1622)

Birthplace: Sendai Domain

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Hisashi Owada is a former Japanese diplomat and law professor, and a judge on the International Court of Justice since 2002. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 85

Birthplace: Niigata Prefecture, Japan

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