Shiina Etsusaburo

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Shiina.

Shiina Etsusaburō (椎名 悦三郎?, January 16, 1898 – September 30, 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]

References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6136352
Political offices
Preceded by
Munenori Akagi
Chief Cabinet Secretary
1959-1960
Succeeded by
Masayoshi Ōhira
Preceded by
Mitsujirō Ishii
Minister of International Trade and Industry
1960-1961
Succeeded by
Eisaku Satō
Preceded by
Masayoshi Ōhira
Minister for Foreign Affairs
1964-1966
Succeeded by
Takeo Miki
Preceded by
Watarō Kanno
Minister of International Trade and Industry
1967-1968
Succeeded by
Masayoshi Ōhira