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Toshi Nakayama, Japan’s Top Political Analyst and Crossley Center Presenter, Passes Away

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Floyd Ciruli

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I’m sad to announce that frequent visitor, presenter and friend to the Crossley Center, Toshihiro Nakayama (“Toshi” to friends) passed away May 1.

Toshihiro Nakayama

Professor Nakayama taught at one of Japan’s finest universities, Keio. His last presentation at the Korbel School was November 2020 after the presidential election with U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill. Toshi was a regular TV analyst in Japan and covered the 2016 and 2020 U.S. elections for Japanese audiences.

He was a wonderful cultural ambassador for Japan and will be greatly missed.


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