|Kessai Hesa Note|
|President of the Marshall Islands|
10 January 2000 – 14 January 2008
|Preceded by||Imata Kabua|
|Succeeded by||Litokwa Tomeing|
7 August 1950 |
Ailinglaplap Atoll, Marshall Islands
|Spouse(s)||Mary Neimoj Yamamura|
Having served as Speaker of Parliament since 1988, he was elected President in 2000, and was the first commoner (rather than a traditional chief) to be elected to the Presidency. He is a member of the United Democratic Party, and was reelected by parliament in January 2004, receiving 20 votes, while Justin deBrum received 9.
Note is of Japanese-Marshallese descent, having inherited his Japanese heritage from his paternal grandfather. Note's grandfather was a native of Niigata Prefecture, and settled in the Marshall Islands during the Japanese colonial era and married a Marshallese wife.
- Giff Johnson, "Opposition Takes Control Of Marshall Islands Government", Pacific Magazine, January 7, 2008.
- "Litokwa Tomeing becomes new Marshalls president". Radio New Zealand International. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
- ケーサイ・ノート マーシャル諸島共和国大統領略歴
- マーシャル諸島共和国大統領会談, Official weblog of Akiko Yamanaka, May 28, 2006
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