Yoshitaro Yokemura graduated from the Tokyo School of Foreign Languages (1918), stayed behind briefly as professor and then proceeded to Soviet Russia for further studies (1935-1937).
profession (1940) and'-devoted himself thereafter to writing and studying Russian literature. After the ban was lifted he became lecturer at Waseda University. He was a member of Soviet Research Institute and of the Russo-Japanese Goodwill Association and noted as a literary critic. Among his works are "A Chronicle of Russia" and "Information About Russian Literature."