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Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG (1924-2018)

Sir Hugh Cortazzi at his home in St John's Wood, London (2013)
image by Jeremy Hoare


The Japan Foundation London is deeply saddened by the death of Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG on Tuesday 14th August 2018. A former Ambassador to Japan and Chairman of the Japan Society, his tireless work and dedication to promoting Japan within Great Britain and beyond will leave a lasting legacy. The Japan Foundation will always be grateful to Sir Hugh for the enourmous support he gave, and he will be remembered fondly. 

Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this sad time. 

A full obituary can be found on the Japan Society website.