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Prominent diplomacy analyst Yukio Okamoto dies of coronavirus

  • May 8, 2020
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NHK reported this morning that according to a MOFA source, Yukio Okamoto, a diplomacy analyst and former special advisor to Prime Minister Hashimoto and Prime Minister Koizumi, died of COVID-19 in late April at the age of 74. The network said Okamoto served in such key posts at MOFA as director of the First North America Division before leaving the ministry to become a diplomacy analyst. He oversaw Okinawa issues as a special advisor to Prime Minister Hashimoto and was also tapped as a special advisor to Prime Minister Koizumi and led preparatory work for Japan’s project to provide reconstruction assistance to Iraq.  

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