Shiina Etsusaburo

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Shiina".

Shiina Etsusaburō (椎名 悦三郎?, 1898-1979) was a Foreign Minister of Japan from 1964–66 and played a pivotal role in ensuring peace between Japan and Korea.

Shiina Etsusaburō was the first of the Japanese Ministry of Commerce and Industry Officials to join Manchukuo's industrial administration.[1]

He issued the apology "In our two countries' long history, there have been unfortunate times... it is truly regretable and we are deeply remorseful" during the signing of the Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea on 22 June 1965.[2]

He was buried in the Shunjuen Cemetery in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.[3]


  1. ^ Agony of Choice: Matsuoka Yōsuke and the Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1880-1946; By David John Lu; Page 123; Published by Lexington Books, 2002; ISBN 0-7391-0458-6, ISBN 978-0-7391-0458-3
  2. ^ Wong, Lee Tong; The Secret Story of the Japan-ROK Treaty: The Fated Encounter of Two Diplomats, PHP, 1997.
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