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U.S. Ambassador Emanuel presents credentials to Japanese Emperor

Envoy to visit Hiroshima with Prime Minister Kishida Saturday

Japanese Emperor Naruhito receives credentials from U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel at the State Room of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Friday. (Photo courtesy of the Imperial Household Agency)

TOKYO -- Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, presented his credentials to Emperor Naruhito on Friday, officially beginning his duties as President Joe Biden's envoy to Washington's Asian ally.

"I firmly believe that what we build in partnership with Japan over the next three years will determine our posture over the next 30 years in the Indo-Pacific region," Emanuel said in a statement.

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