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Kijūrō Shidehara: Quiz


Question 1: During his diplomatic career, Shidehara was known for his excellent command of the ________.
English languageAmerican EnglishCanadaSouth Africa

Question 2: According to MacArthur and others, it was Shidehara who originally proposed the inclusion of ________, a provision which limits Japan's state sovereignty in that it forbids Japan from waging war.
Occupation of JapanJapan Self-Defense ForcesArticle 9 of the Japanese ConstitutionForeign relations of Japan

Question 3: His wife, Masako, was the fourth daughter of Iwasaki Yataro, founder of the ________ zaibatsu.
Mitsubishi MotorsMitsubishi Heavy IndustriesMitsubishiNikon

Question 4: He maintained a low profile through the end of ________.
World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupations

Question 5: Shidehara was elevated to the title of danshaku (________) under the kazoku peerage system in 1920, and appointed to a seat in the House of Peers in 1925.

Question 6: He subsequently served in the Japanese embassy in London, ________ and Washington D.C. and as ambassador to the Netherlands, returning to Japan in 1915.

Question 7: Despite growing Japanese militarism, Shidehara attempted to maintain a non-interventionist policy toward China, and good relations with ________ and the United States, which he admired.
EnglandGreat BritainScotlandUnited Kingdom

Question 8: In October 1931, Shidehara was featured on the cover of ________ with the caption "Japan's Man of Peace and War." [1]
National ReviewNewsweekTime (magazine)The New Yorker

Question 9: Shidehara attended ________, and graduated from the Faculty of Law.
Osaka UniversityPeking UniversityUniversity of TokyoKyoto University

Question 10: His negotiations led to the return of Shandong Province to ________.
Time in ChinaReligion in ChinaChinaProvince (China)


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