Virginia Stibbs Anami


Virginia Stibbs Anami born Miami Beach, FL July 14, 1944. American-Japanese cultural envoy, author, photographer, lecturer on East Asia; spouse of Japanese ambassador to China 2000-6.


"To be real friends we must understand how much we depend on each other. . . like the passion for jazz music that is shared by my ‘three home countries,’ let us celebrate the commonalities among us." ("Three Names, Three Homes." Qiuju He, Enjoying Every Day in China: Interviews of Wives of Ambassadors to China, p. 57, 2006; photo