Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale (R) chats with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi prior to their talks at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo December 12, 2001. Mondale, who passed away April 19, 2021, was a former U.S. ambassador to Japan. REUTERS/Katsumi Kasahara/Pool
How Ambassador Mondale won friends and influenced foreign policy

He wasn’t just a veep and failed presidential candidate. His work with Japan offers truly poignant lessons for future diplomats.

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