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Ambassador Emanuel mourns passing of JR Central Chairman Emeritus Kasai 

Saturday’s Yomiuri reported that many people in Japan’s business and political circles mourned the death of JR Central Chairman Emeritus Kasai Yoshiyuki at the age of 81 on May 25, citing condolence messages from Shizuoka Governor Kawakatsu, former Prime Minister Abe, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Isozaki, and Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Mimura. The paper said Ambassador Emanuel….Read more

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Biden arrives in Japan amid growing security concerns in Asia

U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Japan on Sunday afternoon, amid growing security concerns in Asia.   Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to meet with Biden on Monday and convey his intention to increase Japan’s defense spending, according to sources. Kishida aims to strengthen the deterrent power of the Japan-U.S. alliance to reflect Japan’s increasingly severe security environment, the….Read more

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Ambassador Emanuel says “President Biden will deepen friendship with Prime Minister Kishida”

Sankei reported online that the U.S. Embassy Tokyo announced that President Biden visited the official residence of U.S. Ambassador to Japan Emanuel on Sunday to attend a ceremony to dedicate the Norman Yoshio Mineta Room at the residence. The paper wrote that President Biden honored the legacy of Mineta in a dedication certificate which reads in part: “Norman Yoshio Mineta….Read more

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INTERVIEW – Part 1: US and Japan: Bringing the Transatlantic and Indo-Pacific together

By Yoshinari Kurose and Kazuyuki Sakamoto, The Sankei Shimbun   United States President Joe Biden is visiting Japan and meeting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on May 23. The next day he is participating in the Quad leaders’ meeting in Tokyo between the US, Japan, India and Australia.   Ahead of the occasion, The Sankei Shimbun and JAPAN Forward sat down….Read more

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INTERVIEW – Part 2: US envoy introduces proposed new Indo-Pacific economic order

By Yoshinari Kurose and Kazuyuki Sakamoto, The Sankei Shimbun   The leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia ー the Quad ー will meet in Tokyo on May 24.   For the occasion, The Sankei Shimbun and JAPAN Forward sat down with US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel to discuss the state of the US-Japan relationship.   In….Read more

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Ambassador Emanuel discusses presidential visit during NTV interview

NTV’s early evening news program “news every” on Thursday carried a six-minute report on its one-on-one interview with Ambassador Emanuel that was conducted at his official residence in Tokyo on May 13 ahead of President Biden’s visit to Japan starting Sunday. Calling the Ambassador the President’s “right-hand man,” the network said that behind his friendly and humble personality lies a….Read more

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Ambassador Emanuel comments on Biden-Kishida ties, IPEF in interview with TBS

As a scene-setter for President Biden’s upcoming trip to Japan, TBS’s “N Sta” evening news program ran a two-part interview with Ambassador Emanuel conducted by anchorwoman Horan Chiaki at his official residence on Thursday. In the first segment, which was four minutes long, the Ambassador, whom the network described as the President’s “sworn ally,” noted that it is extremely important….Read more

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Ambassador Emanuel says U.S., Japan to step up cooperation in space, healthcare 

Sankei gave top play to its one-on-one interview with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Emanuel. The paper wrote that the Ambassador noted that President Biden will announce during his trip to Japan starting on May 22 the strengthening of U.S.-Japan cooperation in space and healthcare. The paper also said the Ambassador expressed the view that China will not be invited to join….Read more

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U.S. embassy in Japan to fund English scholarships for Okinawa Pref. high schoolers

The U.S. mission in Japan is to fund a two-year English scholarship program for high school students in Okinawa Prefecture, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday.   The ambassador made the announcement during a ceremony in Tokyo marking the 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan after 27 years of U.S. rule. The program will be established by….Read more

  • May 16, 2022
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Ambassador Emanuel discusses President’s visit, U.S.-Japan Alliance, and IPEF in interview

NTV reported in its noon news program on a brief segment of its interview with Ambassador Emanuel that was conducted on Friday at his official residence in Tokyo. The network claimed that this was the first one-on-one interview that the Ambassador has granted to a Japanese TV outlet since taking up his post. Concerning President Biden’s scheduled trip to Japan….Read more

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