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Biden's Asia policy

With Rahm Emanuel, Biden gives Tokyo exactly what it asked for

Ambassador pick is a Japan neophyte with direct line to the White House

Then Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends a police graduation and promotion ceremony on November 19, 2018 in the Illinois city. Emanuel has now been tapped to become ambassador to Japan.   © Getty Images

TOKYO -- Only a year into Barack Obama's presidency, his chief of staff nearly resigned.

The battle to pass the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, had resulted in big electoral loss for the Democratic Party. And Rahm Emanuel, went around Washington, venting that he had warned the president this would happen.

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