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Japan hand Raymond Greene becomes interim US ambassador in Tokyo

Career diplomat to handle ambassador role pending Rahm Emanuel's arrival

Raymond Greene, the new U.S. charge d'affaires ad interim in Japan, has plenty of experience in the country. (File photo by AP) 

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has installed a new representative in Japan to handle ambassador duties until President Joe Biden's presumed nominee, Rahm Emanuel, can be sworn in.

Raymond Greene assumed the role of U.S. charge d'affaires ad interim in Japan on Saturday, filling the post vacated by predecessor Joseph Young in June.

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