Senate confirms Hagerty as new U.S. ambassador to Japan

/ Jul 14, 2017

Senate confirms Hagerty as new U.S. ambassador to Japan

The Senate has confirmed Tennessee businessman William Hagerty as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Japan. Senators voted 86-12 Thursday to approve Hagerty's nomination. Hagerty, 57, is expected to take up the post in August, according to a source familiar with Japan-U.S. relations. He will serve in Tokyo ...

/ Mar 25, 2016

Diplomat Yutaka Yokoi named new ambassador to China

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The Foreign Ministry on Friday tapped "China school" diplomat Yutaka Yokoi as Japan's new ambassador to China, underscoring its resolve to move bilateral relations forward at a time when tensions are building over territorial issues. Yokoi, 61, will replace Ambassador Masato Kitera within 30 days. China ...

Man who stopped Ottawa shooter to become ambassador

Jan 9, 2015

Man who stopped Ottawa shooter to become ambassador

The Canadian sergeant-at-arms hailed as a hero for killing the gunman who stormed Canada's Parliament last year will become the country's ambassador to Ireland, the prime minister announced Thursday. Kevin Vickers, an Irish-Canadian, has been feted by world leaders ever since the Oct. 22 attack ...