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Ambassador Rahm Emanuel Releases Video Greeting to the People of Japan
January 25, 2022

“Our alliance is a beacon of endless possibility and promise in this region.”

United States Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, accompanied by his wife, Amy Rule, arrived in Tokyo Sunday, January 23, 2022. Ambassador Emanuel wishes to convey his greetings to the Japanese people through this video message.

The video highlights the importance Ambassador Emanuel places on family and public service, describes his close and longstanding relationship with President Joe Biden, and underscores his commitment to the future of the U.S.-Japan relationship.

Recognizing the boundless potential of the great ties between the United States and Japan—from economics and security to bedrock people-to-people connections—and their crucial role in sustaining the prosperity and stability of the Indo-Pacific region and beyond, Ambassador Emanuel extends a simple invitation to America’s Japanese partners: “Let’s get to work.”

Due to COVID-19 safety measures, the Ambassador was unable to hold the traditional airport arrival press conference but looks forward to future opportunities to engage with the Japanese media.