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/ Jan 16, 2018

Nigeria summons U.S. ambassador over Trump's reported racial slur

Nigeria's government on Monday summoned the United States ambassador to explain reported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that some immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from "shithole" countries, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said. He was responding to a text message from Reuters in which ...

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

by Ayako Mie

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 ...