US ambassador to Japan nominee Rahm Emanuel testifies during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington. Photo: AP
US ambassador to Japan nominee Rahm Emanuel testifies during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington. Photo: AP
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US envoy to Japan nominee Rahm Emanuel vows to deepen ties amid China tensions

  • Emanuel also told a Senate confirmation hearing that he welcomed a potential increase in Tokyo’s defence spending
  • The 66-year-old said the US, Japan and South Korea should focus on addressing the threats posed by China and Pyongyang

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US ambassador to Japan nominee Rahm Emanuel testifies during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington. Photo: AP
US ambassador to Japan nominee Rahm Emanuel testifies during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington. Photo: AP
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