H.E. Mr Yutaka Yoshizawa, Ambassador of Japan
DS: Last country where you were based before coming to South Africa
DS: Most interesting place in South Africa
HE: A Japanese lantern in the Company Gardens in Cape Town
DS: Your impression about South Africa in 3 words
HE: Very beautiful country
DS: One place you would like to be posted to or visit
HE: Namaqualand in the Northern Cape during the flower season.
DS: Most memorable appointment thus far
HE: Two postings in South Africa
DS: Most challenging situation that you had to handle thus far
HE: The memorial service for late former President Mandela.
DS: My inspiration is/comes from.
HE: Lessons from history.
DS: Place in your country that you love to visit.
HE: Kyoto, Japan’s old capital.
DS: Most interesting place to visit elsewhere
DS: Favourite dish of your country
HE: Japanese sweets for tea ceremonies
DS: Tastiest dish of another Country.
HE: Anything sophisticated.
DS: Favourite eating place in Pretoria.
HE: Brasserie de Paris
DS: The best book I have ever read.
HE: Spy novels of John le Carre
DS: At the moment I am reading
HE: Justice by Edwin Cameron
DS: I spend my leisure time
HE: Playing golf.
DS: One sentence describing a lesson that you have learnt from being a diplomat
HE: Honesty is a key to acquiring trust