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Ambassador Ryozo Kato

A lifetime of Japan-US diplomacy

Ambassador Ryozo Kato was the Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America from September 2001 to July 2008, and is the longest-serving Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. after the War. Ambassador Kato joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in April 1965. Ambassador Kato held several positions in the Ministry such as Director of National Security Affairs Division in…

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