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Following her Hollywood career she spent a brief time in television but then moved on from acting. She entered politics and became a diplomat with an appointment to represent the United States at a session of the United Nations General Assembly, and then serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States. She also sat on the boards of many corporations and organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods, and the National Wildlife Federation.
Temple was the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She remains an inspirational cinematic legend, beloved by the public for her brilliant performances when just a child. Unlike many Hollywood child stars who lost their way, Temple retained her dignity and went on to serve her country both at home and abroad for many years.
Archaeological research indicates that people were living on the islands of Japan as early as 35,000 B.C.E. The first written records of Japan appear in Chinese history texts from the first century C.E. Ancient Japan had extensive cultural exchange with the neighboring countries of China and Korea. Japan's cultural development has been characterized by foreign influences, developed in a uniquely Japanese way.