A Presidential Proclamation 17-203 honoring the memory of former Senator Daiziro Nakamura, conveying appreciation of a grateful nation and expressing sadness in his passing, was issued by President Tommy E. Remengesau on March 13, 2017. The Proclamation ordered all Flags to be flown at half-mast in his honor.
The proclamation recognized former Senator Daiziro Nakamura’s extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to the nation over his life time.
Former senator Daiziro Nakamura’s life spans three eras, starting with his education in Japanese elementary school during the Japanese Administration to completion of his high school at Pacific Islands Central School (PICS) in Chuuk and finally to earning his Bachelors degree in Political Science from University of Hawaii during US Trust Territory period.
His illustrious career spans the entire Trust Territory period into the era of Palau’s independence, lasting forty (40) years, two (2) months, and twelve (12) days, beginning in the Trust Territory through the time when the Republic of Palau became independent.
According to the Proclamation, former Senator Daiziro Nakamura “began his public service career working as a Junior Clerk for Island Affairs from 1957 to 1958, Senior Classroom Teacher of Palau High School from 1960 to 1964, Principal of Koror Elementary School from 1966 to 1969 and District Political Affairs Officer for Public Affairs before becoming the Chief of the Division of Political Affairs in the Trust Territory from 1969 to 1981, Director of the Federated States of Micronesia’s Constitutional Referendum, and Director of the Trust Territory Wide Program on Education for Self Government – positions he held before the Republic of Palau ratified its Constitution.”
Furthermore, “he began working in the Executive Branch of Palau National Government as the Director of Domestic Affairs of the Ministry of State from 1981 to 1988. He was elected to serve as a member of the Senate of the Third Olbii1 Era Kelulau and the Fourth Olbiil Era Kelulau representing the Second District, thereafter the Electoral Districts were dismantled and the election to the Senate became a nationwide election and he was reelected to serve as a Senator of the Fifth Olbiil Era Kelulau.”
Additionally, former Senator Daiziro Nakamura also served as the Chairman of the Financial Institutions Commission, Chairman of the Palau Money Laundering Working Group, member of the Koror State Public Land Authority, and as a member of the Palau Election Commission and his last official public post was serving as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Palau to Japan from 2006 to 2009.”
The Proclamation states that the late former Senator Daiziro Nakamura was an outstanding family man who served his country with honor and distinction as a statesman, member of his clan and community, and public servant.
Late former Senator Daiziro Nakamura is survived by his eight children; thirteen grandchildren; and siblings: Mrs. Hisae N. Kuniyoshi, His Excellency Former President of the Republic of Palau Kuniwo Nakamura, and Mrs. Keiko N. Bedor. [/restrict]