Rahm Emanuel speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in October over his nomination as US ambassador to Japan. Photo: AP
Rahm Emanuel speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in October over his nomination as US ambassador to Japan. Photo: AP
Japan

Tokyo-bound US envoy Rahm Emanuel draws mixed feelings in Japan for brash style, views on Chicago stint

  • The former Chicago mayor pledged to boost unity between the US, Japan and South Korea and confront efforts by China and North Korea to divide them
  • But Emanuel’s brash style and lack of foreign policy experience have raised questions about his ability to carry out diplomacy at the highest levels

Topic |   Japan
Rahm Emanuel speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in October over his nomination as US ambassador to Japan. Photo: AP
Rahm Emanuel speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in October over his nomination as US ambassador to Japan. Photo: AP
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