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Sato Naotake: the way of a diplomat

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The article covers the biography of Sato Naotake, a prominent Japanese diplomat and statesman. He is mostly known in Russia as the last ambassador of militarist Japan in the Soviet Union. However, his career was much more comprehensive and noteworthy. Sato Naotake had become witness to the most dramatic period in the history of Japan, being a participant in many world events that had an effect on shaping Japan’s development up to 1945.

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O. A. Dobrinskaya
Diplomatic Academy MFA of Russia; Institute of Oriental Studies
Russian Federation


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For citations:

Dobrinskaya O.A. Sato Naotake: the way of a diplomat. Russian Japanology Review. 2018;1(1):9-24.

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