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Titre : Japan and Back: And Places Elsewhere (...
Éditeur : Brill, United Kingdom
Date d'édition : 2000
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Language: English . Brand New Book. Sir Hugh Cortazzi, one of Britain s most prominent post-war Ambassadors to Japan who was in Tokyo to receive Margaret Thatcher on her historic handbagging visit in 1982, was never a so-called traditional diplomat.Having gained entry to the Foreign Service in 1949 his diplomatic life was hardly conventional ; it was most certainly, at times, controversial -- from London to Bonn, to Washington (at the time of Watergate) but principally Japan where he undertook three tours of duty, the last as Ambassador, 1980-84. After retiring from the Diplomatic Service, he became a high-profile Chairman of the Japan Society in 1985, a post he held for ten years. This memoir is a real tour de force, providing the reader with an informed, critical perspective on world affairs in general, but with a particular emphasis on Japan. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781901903201
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