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U.S. Ambassador Emanuel: A forceful leader unafraid of causing friction

Rahm Emanuel (62), who will soon take office as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, served in key positions in the Clinton and Obama administrations and served as a member of the House of Representatives for six years. Well-versed in the ins and outs of the U.S. political scene, he is known as a “forceful leader” who is not afraid of….Read more

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U.S. Ambassador Emanuel: “Continually strengthen Japan-U.S. alliance” with eye on bilateral cooperation in Indo-Pacific

Rahm Emanuel (62) will soon take office as the new U.S. Ambassador to Japan. In an interview with the Yomiuri Shimbun on Jan. 5 in Washington, he expressed his intent to strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance with an eye to the countries’ partnering to create a “free and open Indo-Pacific.”

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U.S. Ambassador Emanuel speaks of “friendship with President Biden”

In his interview with the Yomiuri Shimbun on Jan. 5, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel (62) stressed his personal ties with President Joe Biden and expressed his desire to spearhead the development of Japan-U.S. ties. This is the first time in a while for a big-name politician well-known in the U.S. to become ambassador to Japan, and all eyes….Read more

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Ambassador Emanuel tweets he is “ready to get to work”

Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel tweeted on Jan. 5 that he was “ready to get to work.” On Jan. 6 (Jan. 7 Japan time), Ambassador Emanuel is scheduled to attend the Japan-U.S. ministerial security meeting of foreign and defense ministers (“two-plus-two”), which will be held in an online format. (Kyodo – Washington)

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U.S., Japan to hold virtual 2+2 meeting on Jan. 7

All national dailies wrote that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday that the governments of the United States and Japan will hold a 2+2 meeting of foreign and defense ministers virtually on Friday morning (Japan time) with the participation of Secretary of State Blinken, Secretary of Defense Austin, Foreign Minister Hayashi, and Defense Minister Kishi. Yomiuri speculated that….Read more

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Senate committee approves Emanuel’s nomination as ambassador to Japan

Asahi wrote that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved by a majority vote on Wednesday the nomination of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve as the next ambassador to Japan, saying that the move was a major step toward his appointment. Noting that the committee advanced the nomination despite opposition from a few Democratic senators because many Republican committee….Read more

  • November 4, 2021
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Ambassador Kennedy bestowed with Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun

NHK, TBS, and Kyodo News reported that former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy was one of 124 foreigners recognized in this year’s fall decorations for enhancing friendship with Japan. She will be bestowed with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, the highest honor to be conferred in the fall commendations. NHK said Kennedy served as….Read more

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Senate to hold hearing on nomination of U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Jiji Press reported from Washington that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Oct. 20 on President Biden’s nomination of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the next U.S. Ambassador to Japan. The wire service said that although some Republicans, including Senator Hagerty, the former U.S. envoy to Japan, have expressed support for his nomination, it is….Read more

  • October 14, 2021
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Japan awaits U.S. ambassador with direct access to Biden

The election of Joe Biden as the next U.S. president has in effect scrapped President Donald Trump’s nomination of Kenneth Weinstein as the next ambassador to Japan, leaving Tokyo to wait to see how the next administration will fill the long-vacant post.

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U.S. Ambassador to Japan nominee to seek greater contribution from Japan

NHK reported this morning that Kenneth Weinstein, who has been nominated as the next U.S. Ambassador to Japan by President Trump, underwent his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday. The network said the U.S. Ambassador-nominee stated that he will urge Japan to shoulder more responsibility in order to respond to the serious security threat to Northeast Asia posed by China’s military….Read more

  • August 6, 2020
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