The architects of Canada's international coming of age

In September 1929, Herbert Marler arrived in Tokyo as Canada's first-ever ambassador to Japan, a country with which Canadians were woefully ignorant. Possessed of a large personality and filled with energy and optimism, Mr. Marler was convinced Canada's diplomatic entrance into the increasingly tense Pacific region would be welcomed.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 02/24/2010 12:00 am EST

In September 1929, Herbert Marler arrived in Tokyo as Canada's first-ever ambassador to Japan, a country with which Canadians were woefully ignorant. Possessed of a large personality and filled with energy and optimism, Mr. Marler was convinced Canada's diplomatic entrance into the increasingly tense Pacific region would be welcomed.

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