Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Education • Peace • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 58.996′ N, 76° 28.902′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Memorial is on Santee Road. On the Grounds of the US Naval Academy, along Santee Road in front of Luce Hall. (Photo ID required). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burning of the Brig "Peggy Stewart" (within shouting distance of this marker); Butler in Annapolis (within shouting distance of this marker); HMS Confiance Cannon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); British 24 Pounder Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (about 400 feet away); Norman Scott Natatorium (about 500 feet away); Vice Admiral William Porter Lawrence, USN (about 500 feet away); Fort Severn and the United States Naval Academy (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Regarding Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito. "Japan's Ambassador to the U. S. since 1934 has been 51-year-old Hiroshi Saito, a jovial, waspy little man who has ingratiating ways with Washington correspondents, plays poker with White House Secretary Marvin Mclntyre and prides himself on his U. S. slang. Diplomat Saito approves the establishment of a Japanese-controlled China, but is generally believed to dislike the smashing tactics the army is using to achieve it. His unpalatable task since the China war started has been to square aggressive Japan with a U. S. sympathetic to China. " -- Time Magazine, Monday, Oct. 17, 1938
Also see . . .
1. Japan Sends Minister Who Seeks American Friendship . Berkeley Daily Gazette - Mar 15, 1934 (Submitted on November 11, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Japan apologize to the USA (1937). Ambassador Saito apologizes for the sinking of the USS Panay. Video at Live Leak. (Submitted on November 11, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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