Toshihiro Nakayama, a scholar of international politics, dies at 55

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Toshihiro Nakayama

Keio University Prof. Toshihiro Nakayama, an authority on international affairs, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on May 1. He was 55.

Born in Tokyo, Nakayama specialized in U.S. politics and diplomacy. He worked as a temporary reporter for Washington Post and as a senior researcher for Japan’s mission to the United Nations.

He also served as a professor at Aoyama Gakuin University.

Nakayama was a United States analyst and observer. He proposed suggestions in matters relating to Tokyo’s foreign policies with Washington. He appeared in many TV programs where he disseminated information to the public.

He also was a regular contributor to The Japan News. He wrote articles on ways to learn about foreign affairs through English in the “Leaders on the podium” column.