‘Wolf warrior’ or entertainer? Outspoken Japanese envoy Shingo Yamagami has no regrets as he departs Australia

The ambassador has been seen variously as giving Australia a ‘shake-up’ and ‘kicking own-goals’ during his Canberra posting

If an ambassador’s job is to win friends and influence people, Shingo Yamagami has done plenty of that.

But Japan’s departing envoy to Australia has also lost friends and alienated others during his two years and four months in Australia.

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