Japanese envoy and ‘sake samurai’ talks ties, TPP as his posting ends
Kenjiro Monji is retiring after 42 years in the foreign service, including nine overseas postings and four in ambassadorial positions.
Former Japanese ambassador Kenjiro Monji is a jack of all trades. The 'sake samurai' and neck-tie collector spent two years in Canada, touching on files ranging from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to cultural diplomacy. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia