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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of U.S. Politicians in Japan

Index to Locations

  • Tokyo Aoyama Cemetery
  • Tokyo Zenpuku-ji
  • Yokohama Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery

    Aoyama Cemetery
    Tokyo, Japan
    Politicians buried here:
      Edwin Dun (1848-1931) — of Yokohama, Japan; Tokyo, Japan. Born in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, July 19, 1848. U.S. Minister to Japan, 1893-97; director and branch manager, International Oil Co., Ltd. Died in Tokyo, Japan, May 15, 1931 (age 82 years, 300 days). Interment at Aoyama Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Allen Granberry Thurman (1813-1895).
      Political family: Allen-McCormick-Thurman-Dun family of Chillicothe, Ohio.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary

    Tokyo, Japan

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Townsend Harris (1804-1878) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls), Washington County, N.Y., October 3, 1804. Merchant; importer; U.S. Minister to Japan, 1859. Died February 25, 1878 (age 73 years, 145 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; memorial monument at Zenpuku-ji.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary

    Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
    Yokohama, Japan
    Politicians buried here:
      Ransford Stevens Miller, Jr. (1867-1932) — also known as Ransford S. Miller — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., October 21, 1867. Chief of Division of Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department, 1909-12 and 1918-19; U.S. Consul General in Seoul, as of 1914-17, as of 1920-30. Died, from heart disease, in Garfield Hospital, Washington, D.C., April 26, 1932 (age 64 years, 188 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adaline Amelia (Taber) Miller (1833-1903) and Ransford Stevens Miller (1834-1908); married, August 22, 1894, to Lily Murray.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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