Tosiwo Nakayama

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Tosiwo Nakayama
President of Micronesia
In office
11 May 1979 – 11 May 1987
Vice President Petrus Tun
Bailey Olter
Preceded by Position Established
Succeeded by John Haglelgam
Personal details
Born 23 November 1931
Chuuk, Micronesia
Died March 29, 2007(2007-03-29) (aged 75)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Political party Independent
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 on Piserach Island 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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Political offices
Preceded by
New office
President of the Federated States of Micronesia
1979 – 1987
Succeeded by
John Haglelgam