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Known in the U.S. as “Rahmbo” for his aggressive manner, Ambassador Emanuel shows other aspects of himself in Japan

By Sakajiri Nobuyoshi, member of the Editorial Board   It was slightly after 3:30 p.m. on a weekday. U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel finished his coffee at a Ginza café and walked to the Tokyo Metro Higashi-Ginza Station on the second basement floor of the Kabukiza Tower. He passed through the ticket gate, stood on the Hibiya Line platform,….Read more


Irei no Hi: Praying for those who lost their lives in Battle of Okinawa

On June 23, Okinawa commemorated “Irei no Hi [Okinawa Memorial Day]” by praying for the more than 200,000 people who were killed in the grueling land battles involving local residents in Okinawa during World War II. The Okinawa Memorial Service for All War Dead was held (sponsored by Okinawa Prefecture and Okinawa Prefectural Assembly) at Peace Memorial Park in Mabuni,….Read more

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Korean media outlet urges new envoy to Japan to emulate Ambassador Emanuel

The Japanese edition of the South Korean daily JoongAng took up President Yoon’s appointment of former Director of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy Yun Duk-min as his top representative in Japan, expressing hope that the ambassador-designate will capitalize on his rich expertise in Japan to improve the ROK’s soured ties with Tokyo. The outlet noted that the incumbent Ambassador Kang….Read more

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With memories of his grandfathers, U.S. Ambassador inspires Ukraine support fund

“When history looks down and remembers the millions of people who were forced to leave their homes, the question one day will be asked of you, ‘What did you do at that time?’”


The Nippon Foundation launches fund to aid Ukrainian evacuees

By Hori Kazuhiko   On June 13 the Nippon Foundation held a press conference in Tokyo to announce its establishment of a fund to support Ukrainian evacuees who have fled to Japan from the ongoing Russian invasion. With prospects of a ceasefire uncertain, the Nippon Foundation will solicit 1 billion yen in donations from Japan and other countries through September….Read more

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Ambassador Emanuel proposed establishment of fund to support Ukrainian evacuees

Mainichi ran an extensive report on a news conference hosted by the Nippon Foundation on Monday to announce the establishment of a new fund to support Ukrainian evacuees in Japan with the participation of Ambassador Emanuel and Ukrainian Ambassador Korsunsky. The paper wrote that Ambassador Emanuel proposed the idea of creating such a fund to Ukrainian Ambassador Korsunsky and the….Read more

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Ukraine, U.S. envoys announce fund to integrate evacuees to Japan

TOKYO — The Ukraine and U.S. ambassadors to Tokyo called on the Japanese public Monday to give to a newly launched fund helping Ukrainian evacuees adjust to life in Japan, including with language-learning aid.   The Ukraine Evacuees Assistance Fund, established in a partnership between the philanthropic Nippon Foundation with U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel and Ukrainian Ambassador Sergiy Korsunsky, aims to….Read more

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U.S. and Ukrainian envoys join Nippon Foundation to set up new fund to support Ukrainian evacuees in Japan  

Sankei, Asahi, Yomiuri, NHK, NTV, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo, Jiji Press, and Kyodo News reported on Monday that Ambassador Emanuel and Ukrainian Ambassador to Japan Korsunsky joined the Nippon Foundation to set up earlier that day a “Ukrainian Evacuees Assistance Fund” to support Ukrainian evacuees in Japan. The foundation will seek donations from the public both in Japan and overseas for the….Read more

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U.S. ambassador sees Japan-U.S. alliance shifting to a larger domain

In an exclusive interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun on Friday, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel expressed his view that the partnership between Japan and the United States had entered a new stage of considering “how to project the alliance into a larger domain that is helpful to the alliance” and to other countries in the Indo-Pacific region. The ambassador….Read more


Ambassador Emanuel comments on close bond between President Biden, PM Kishida

Saturday’s Yomiuri carried on page 2 its one-on-one interview with Ambassador Emanuel conducted on Friday, under the headline “Fostering a relationship of trust between U.S. and Japanese leaders.” During the interview, the Ambassador underscored that President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida forged a relationship of trust during the presidential visit to Tokyo last month. Based on their strong partnership, the….Read more

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