Robert Collins Christopher was an American journalist who served in World War II and was in the force that occupied Japan after Douglas MacArthur accepted the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri. After the war was over he returned to Japan frequent times as both a journalist and an author.
Christopher was a senior and executive editor at Newsweek, and he also held positions in Time. For over ten years Christopher served as the secretary on the Pulitzer Board as a non-voting member and administrator of Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University since 1981. Pulitzer Prize Board president Claude Sitton stated that Christopher was "personally a warm and wonderful fellow who was admired by all."