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1929 Press Photo TOSHIKAZU KASE JAPANESE CIVIL SERVANT - RRX73029

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Photo measures 12 x 9. TOSHIKAZU KASE, NEW ATTACHES OF THE JAPANESE IN WASHINGTON
Toshikazu Kase (?? ?? Kase Toshikazu?, 12 January 1903 - 21 May 2004) was a Japanese civil servant and career diplomat. During World War II he was a high-ranking Foreign Ministry official.
The Japanese representatives on board USS Missouri during the surrender ceremonies on 2 September 1945. Kase on right, wearing top hat.
Kase (right) with Japanese Foreign Minister Shigemitsu at signing of Instrument of Surrender on board USS Missouri, September 2, 1945

Kase was born in Chiba, Japan. After passing his Foreign Service Examination in 1925 he left Tokyo Higher Commercial College (later Hitotsubashi University) and attended Amherst College and Harvard as a Research Fellow, graduating in 1927. He took up diplomatic posts in both Berlin and London before returning to Tokyo where he was posted to the North America desk of the Japanese Foreign Office. He was on duty on the weekend of the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941. Kase was present as part of the Japanese delegation on board USS Missouri for the signing of the treaty of surrender in 1945.In 1950 Kase published a book which gave an account of the war from a Japanese perspective. In 1955 he became Japan's first ambassador to the United Nations.He died, aged 101 years, in Kamakura of heart failure(WIKIPEDIA)