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Rahm Emanuel emphasizes importance of U.S. being in Asia

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Rahm Emanuel says President Joe Biden is trying to reaffirm some of the U.S.'s economic relations that Donald Trump had deemphasized. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)

TOKYO -- The United States intends to maintain its strong Indo-Pacific presence as it strengthens its economic dialogue with key regional partners, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday.

"We understand, and our allies in the Indo-Pacific understand, the importance of America's presence," Emanuel said in a phone interview with Nikkei Asia.

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