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Former Chicago mayor seen as candidate for U.S. envoy to Japan

  • February 4, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 7
  • JMH Translation

By Hiroshi Tajima

 

WASHINGTON – NBC News and other media outlets reported that former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 61, who served as White House Chief of Staff under President Barack Obama, has emerged as a candidate for ambassador to Japan or China under the Biden administration. Emanuel served as mayor of Chicago for two terms for a total of eight years from 2011. He reportedly has a close relationship with President Joe Biden, with whom he supported the Obama administration.

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