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William Hagerty to be appointed as next ambassador to Japan

Sankei wrote from Washington that it learned from several sources connected to U.S.-Japan relations on Monday that the United States has obtained the GOJ’s approval for President Trump’s selection of William Hagerty as the next U.S. ambassador to Tokyo. The Trump administration plans to announce the nomination in the near future and Hagerty is expected to assume the post following Senate approval. The paper wrote that Hagerty lived in Japan for three years while working for a consultant firm and later worked to attract investment from Japan as an economic development advisor for the State of Tennessee.

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