‘Honest and to the point’: Japanese ambassador defends his legacy

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“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan conducted two inspections of the Embassy of Japan in Australia in 2022,” Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. “We would like to refrain from providing details of the results of these inspections, as they may hinder the proper execution of inspection duties.” On Monday, the Financial Review revealed concern in both Tokyo and Canberra about Mr Yamagami’s brusque style, including his hawkish approach towards China. Mr Yamagami took issue with the anonymous criticism cited in the report, saying: “At no point was any reference made to the remarkable progress in...