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About Yoshio Okawara

Yoshio Okawara was Ambassador of Japan to the United States from 1980–85. He is president of the Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS) in Tokyo, and chairman of the United States–Japan 150 Years Committee.

Articles by Yoshio Okawara

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America and Japan: the next century and a half

Can the crucial relationship between the United States and Japan best be served by disagreement as well as harmony? In the fourteenth of our ‘Letters to Americans’ series, Japan’s former ambassador in Washington, Yoshio Okawara, writes to the historian John Dower, author of “Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War Two”.

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