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Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, June 13, 2013
1. Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito Marker
Inscription. In memory of Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito who died in Washington on Jan 26, 1939 & whose remains were by order of President Franklin D Roosevelt conveyed on board the USS Astoria to his native land. In grateful appreciation of American sympathy and courtesy this pagoda was presented by his wife and child on to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis October 1940
 
Location. 38° 58.996′ N, 76° 28.902′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Santee Road. Touch for map. On the Grounds of the US Naval Academy, along Santee Road in front of Luce Hall. (Photo ID required). Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
 
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 (about 300 feet away); Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (about 400 feet away); Norman Scott Natatorium (about 500
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By Allen C. Browne, June 13, 2013
2. Japanese Inscription
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.) 
 
Additional keywords. Japan
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Persons
 
Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 13, 2013
3. Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito Marker
Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 13, 2013
4. Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito Marker
Character image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 13, 2013
5. Character
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 11, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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