Arab News Japan
TOKYO: On August 23, the Japanese government welcomed the nomination of Rahm Emanuel as the new US ambassador to Japan, “who has the deep confidence of President Biden, who attach great importance to the Japan-US alliance.”
It is expected that Rahm Emanuel, who assumed key positions in the US political arena, will assume his new post at an early date.
“The government of Japan highly appreciates this nomination and expects him plays an active role in various fields, and will closely cooperate with him and make efforts to strengthen the Japan-US Alliance further, and realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” an official issued by the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said.
Japan rarely issues an official statement regarding an appointment of an ambassador.
Rahm Israel Emanuel (61) is a member of the Democratic Party, served as the mayor of Chicago from 2011 to 2019, and the White House Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2010. He also served as a United States House of Representatives from Chicago between 2003 and 2009.