An official website of the United States government

U.S. and Japan
Ambassador Emanuel Presents His Credentials
March 25, 2022

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on the Occasion of His Presentation of Credentials

Today I had the distinct honor and privilege of presenting my credentials to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, officially appointing me as U.S. Ambassador to Japan. I am proud and humbled at the manifest trust and confidence that the United States and Japan have placed in me. To all of the American citizens visiting and living in Japan; to our military service members and their families stationed in Japan; and to the team of American and Japanese professionals at the U.S. Embassy and our five consulates working to strengthen ties between our two countries, I am committed to working for you and alongside you.

As I explained during my confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate, 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. Together, the United States and Japan will ensure our mutual defense, we will create opportunity for our people, and we will stand up for our shared values.