PRINCESS KAORU NAKAMARU - The granddaughter of the Meiji Emperor, spent her early childhood in the Forbidden Castle in China. While at Columbia University and in graduate school, she furthered her research into international politics and since 1970, as a journalist, has interviewed kings and presidents, prime ministers and business people from many countries, and has given speeches, written books, and appeared on television as a commentator on international political affairs. In 1973, she was acclaimed in the U.S. magazine, Newsweek, as the “World’s No.1 interviewer,” and the Washington Post described her as “one of those rare women in the world with an outstanding international sensitivity.” Later, she was producer, director, and interviewer of her own Japan/U.S. talk show, for which she traveled to war-torn areas around the world and carried out positive discussions with the heads of state of those countries. In the past she had intensive dialogs with Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gadhafi, and top North Korean leaders, and other important figures that western journalists are unable to meet, talk with her-- the main reason being “Princess Nakamaru is not a person who is moved by personal motives and so we considered a meeting with her.” In response to her personal diplomacy Kaoru established the “International Affairs Institute for World Peace” www.nakamarukaoru.com Nakamaru’s aim is for a “world peace through human renaissance.
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