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Democratic Party’s liberal wing opposes planned nomination of Emanuel as envoy to Japan 

  • May 28, 2021
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote that the liberal wing of the Democratic Party has reacted strongly to President Biden’s reported plan to nominate Rahm Emanuel as U.S. ambassador to Japan. According to the paper, they take issue with Emanuel’s handling of an incident in October 2014 in which a 17-year-old African-American boy was shot dead by a police officer when he was Chicago mayor. The paper wrote that the Biden administration is likely to announce the nomination of Emanuel as U.S. ambassador to Japan in the near future, but he will still need to gain confirmation at the Senate to be appointed to the post. One Democratic politician said that although Emanuel has expertise in domestic affairs, he has limited knowledge of foreign affairs and limited connections with Japan. 

 

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