Tosiwo Nakayama

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Tosiwo Nakayama
1st President of the Federated States of Micronesia
In office
May 11, 1979 – May 11, 1987
Succeeded by John Haglelgam
Personal details
Born (1931-11-23)November 23, 1931
Chuuk, South Pacific Mandate, Empire of Japan
Died March 29, 2007(2007-03-29) (aged 75)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Spouse(s) Miter Haruo

Tosiwo Nakayama (November 23, 1931 in Chuuk – March 29, 2007) was the first President of the Federated States of Micronesia. He served two terms from 1979 until 1987.


He was born in Chuuk, to the son of a Japanese father and a native mother,[1] and is the older brother of FSM's ambassador to Japan, Masao Nakayama.[2]

Nakayama died on March 29, 2007 at Hawaii Medical Center West in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 75.


  1. ^ Pacific Notes; Tosiwo Nakayama’s Enduring Legacy
  2. ^ Nakayama as Ambassador to Japan (p. 4/12): The National Union, Volume 10, Number 12, December 1989

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Preceded by
New office
President of the Federated States of Micronesia
1979 – 1987
Succeeded by
John Haglelgam