Yukio Okamoto

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Yukio Okamoto in 2009.

Yukio Okamoto (Japanese: 岡本 行夫, Okamoto Yukio; November 23, 1945 – April 24, 2020) was a Japanese diplomat and analyst. He was a known political analyst for JapanUnited States relations.[1] He was a diplomatic advisor and analyst for several Japanese prime ministers, including Ryutaro Hashimoto from 1996 to 1998 and Junichiro Koizumi from 2003 until 2004.[2][3][4] He was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Okamoto died from pneumonia caused by COVID-19 at a Tokyo hospital on April 24, 2020, at the age of 75.[1][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Dooley, Brian (2020-05-08). "Yukio Okamoto, Diplomat Who Nurtured Japan's U.S. Ties, Dies at 74". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2020-05-08. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  2. "Japanese diplomatic analyst Okamoto dies of virus-caused pneumonia". Kyodo News. 2020-05-08. Archived from the original on 2020-05-12. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  3. Miyamoto, Akihiko (2020-05-10). "Yukio Okamoto, the hand that cradled the Japan-US alliance". Nikkei Asian Review. Archived from the original on 2020-05-10. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Ex-Japan Prime Min. Aide Okamoto Dies after Coronavirus Infection". Nippon.com. Jiji Press. 2020-05-08. Archived from the original on 2020-05-12. Retrieved 2020-05-12.