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Sir Arthur Henry Hugh Cortazzi GCMG (born 2 May 1924) is a British diplomat, businessman, academic, author and Japanologist.

He was Ambassador from the United Kingdom to Japan (1980–84), President of the Asiatic Society of Japan (1982–1983) and Chairman of the Japan Society of London (1985–95).[1]

Career

In 1947, Cortazzi joined the Foreign Office.[1]

The British Foreign Office posted Cortazzi to:

Cortazzi was made Deputy Under-Secretary of State, in 1975. He became the British Ambassador to Japan in 1980. He spent the next four years in Tokyo.[2]

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