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Ukraine war

U.S. envoy to Japan warns of global contagion from Ukraine war

Rahm Emanuel says lack of coordinated response can threaten peace in Indo-Pacific

Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo on Feb. 25. (Screenshot from FCCJ You Tube)

TOKYO -- Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, on Friday praised Japan's "swift and certain" sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine, warning that a lack of a coordinated response could threaten stability in Asia.

"It should be noted why the countries in the Indo-Pacific led by Japan but including Australia and New Zealand, South Korea have spoken up," Emanuel said in a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan. "Because whether it's in Europe or here in the Indo Pacific, there are basic tenets and principles that uphold the system."

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