●Ezra Vogel, famed U.S. expert on Japan and China and professor emeritus at Harvard University, believes Empress Masako will prove an effective communicator for Japan on the world stage due to her diplomatic experience and command of languages.精通日本與中國議題的美國專家、哈佛大學榮譽退休教授傅高義認為，雅子皇后的外交經驗和言語匠心，將讓她成為促進日本在國際舞台上的有效溝通者。
●”She’ll be able to do it effortlessly,” the long-time friend of the empress’ family said in fluent Japanese during a recent interview with Kyodo News at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.傅高義是雅子皇后家族的長年好友，他在麻州劍橋市的家中，以流利日語接受日本「共同社」訪問時說道：「她不費吹灰之力就能做到。」
●He was invited to a family meal by her father Hisashi Owada, 87, who became a visiting professor at Harvard in 1979.
●Before her marriage, Empress Masako studied at Harvard University between 1981 and 1985, graduating magna cum laude in economics. behind the United States’ position.