US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: Reuters
US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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US envoy to Japan seeks to counter China’s ‘economic coercion’ with technology alliance

  • Rahm Emanuel has focused on ‘commercial diplomacy’ since arriving as US ambassador to Japan this year, to counter China by using ‘economic incentives’
  • He said Beijing uses its economic strength to pressure other countries, citing Japan’s experience with rare earth exports after a territorial dispute

US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: Reuters
US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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