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Lydia Yu-Jose
Lydia Yu-Jose being conferred the Order of the Rising Sun in Makati City on June 13, 2012
BornMarch 27, 1944
Manila, Philippines
DiedAugust 3, 2014(2014-08-03) (aged 70)
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
FieldsHistory, political science, international relations, area studies
InstitutionsAteneo de Manila University
Alma materSophia University
Known forJapanese studies, history of Japan–Philippines relations
Notable awardsOrder of the Rising Sun (2012)

Lydia N. Yu-Jose (March 27, 1944 – August 3, 2014) was a Filipino Professor Emerita of Political Science and Japanese Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. She was best known for her research into the history of Japan–Philippines relations, as well as aiding in the development of Japanese studies in the Philippines as a separate academic discipline.

On August 3, 2014, Lydia Yu-Jose died after a six-year long battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[1]