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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signs a condolence book for the late former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Howard Baker as U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy watches at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, on Monday.

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Whoat!?

How come I did not know about this until now?

O dear, he was one of the greatest US Republican Senators. You know I am a Democrat, but I sure miss someone like him who has done so very much for both countries.

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He passed away on June 26th: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Baker

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Kennedy and Abe seem to do alot of stuff together, can't be a bad thing :)

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I met and worked a bit with Mr. Baker in '87 in Venice while he was Pres. Reagan's Chief of Staff during the G7 Summit and even had breakfast with him. So many years later meeting him again here in Tokyo, he graciously pretended to remember me; extremely personable gentleman, RIP.

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Yes. A good and great man - and he worked hard for his country ! May he rest in peace.

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WOW still the grudge was until this era , If you read this man bio in japanese you will find something interesting ,I won't tell about that ever

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Baker most famous quote: "What did the President know about Watergate and when did he know it?" He did so much for his country.

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@globalwatcherJUN. 30, 2014 - 02:52PM JST Whoat!?

How come I did not know about this until now? O dear, he was one of the greatest US Republican Senators. You know I am a Democrat, but I sure miss someone like him who has done so very much for both countries.

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JT has been reporting this since he passed away.

RIP.

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One of the last Republicans who knew the art of the compromise. It's something both parties seem to have forgotten about lately.

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In 1971, President Richard Nixon asked Baker to fill one of two empty seats on the U.S. Supreme Court. When Baker took too long to decide whether he wanted the appointment, Nixon changed his mind and nominated William Rehnquist instead.

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He was a GOP member but was well respected by both GOP and DEM members..

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toshiko not this one

good memory

but to be clear ,all GOP are pro japan , and the democrat are pro-chinese , are pro-clinton

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but to be clear ,all GOP are pro japan , and the democrat are pro-chinese , are pro-Clinton

Buck stops right here. Not really true. I just want to make sure Japanese citizens do not get a wrong interpretation in your statement.

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Hey global watcher I am telling the truth , Anyway you can't change your skin

Bush nominated him and that 's why if you are good in japanese , they miss bush yakitori

go to blogs and find out ,

Howard Baker was pro-japanese , Nixon was bad president for many reason ,

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