And a konnichiwa to you, sir

Japan's new envoy has been making the rounds for the past month now, introducing himself and getting the lay of the land.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Japanese Ambassador Kaoru Ishikawa addresses the crowd.
Avinash Gavai
Published: Wednesday, 10/20/2010 12:00 am EDT

Japan's new envoy has been making the rounds for the past month now, introducing himself and getting the lay of the land. But many were surprised on Oct. 13 to learn that Kaoru Ishikawa, the son of a Japanese diplomat, once backpacked his way across Canada as a free-wheeling youth.

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