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Emmerson, John K., June 3, 1981

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  • June 3, 1981

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Biographical / Historical

John K. Emmerson (1908 -1984) served in Japan before WWII and later as a Foreign Service officer on Japan and Northeast Asia. During the Occupation, Emmerson was a political advisor to General Douglas MacArthur with the Political Advisor’s Office (POLAD). He returned to the U.S. in 1946, to later be sent back to Japan by President Kennedy to act as deputy to Ambassador Reischauer in 1962. He wrote a book "The Japanese Thread," which goes into detail about his career as a diplomat.

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