Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts on US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, and learn about the former Chicago mayor and White House chief of staff.

Rahm Emanuel turning heads for train travel in Japan

Rahm Emanuel is turning heads for how he sometimes travels in Japan. The former Chicago mayor is now the U.S. Ambassador to Japan and his official embassy twitter account frequently includes pictures of him travelling by train across the country. "Love the really plush seats!" Ambassador Emanuel's account tweeted on...

Rahm Emanuel and Michelle Obama Relationship: 'The First Lady' Explores

A new series on Showtime, The First Lady, has all the ingredients of a perfect show, but it’s received to mostly tepid reviews. Regardless, the show highlights the experiences of three phenomenal women: Betty Ford, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Michelle Obama. We watch as the first ladies, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian Anderson, and Viola Davis, respectively, do their best to make moves in the White House.

US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel says he will host Ukrainian evacuees

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said Friday he feels a “moral obligation” to help host individuals who have evacuated Ukraine. Emanuel, the former mayor of Chicago and former President Obama 's onetime chief of staff, said in a statement he will host refugees at his residence in Tokyo.

U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel has first meeting with Japanese Prime Minister

Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel met for the first time with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Friday and committed to working "wholeheartedly" for the alliance between the countries. During the meeting in the prime minister's office, Kishida said Emanuel's appointment symbolized the "ironclad" nature of...

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Leaves For Japan Ambassadorship

CHICAGO (CBS) — Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel bid farewell to Chicago, at least for now, as he heads to Japan to serve as the U.S. Ambassador. Saturday morning, Emanuel tweeted a photo of himself and his wife, Amy Rule, as they waved goodbye on their front porch in Ravenswood. “Goodby for now, sweet home Chicago. Tokyo, here we come. So excited,” he wrote. Goodbye for now, sweet home Chicago. Tokyo, here we come. So excited. — Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel) January 22, 2022 Emanuel begins his ambassadorship as tension is escalating between Japan’s neighbors, North Korea and South Korea, and as relations between the United States and China are more strained than in recent history.

New US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel calls Japan-U.S. alliance ‘bulwark’ in Indo-Pacific

Rahm Emanuel, who will soon arrive in Japan as the new U.S. ambassador, has expressed his intention to strengthen the bilateral alliance to realize a “free and open Indo-Pacific” through cooperation between the two countries. Regarding the vision of a “free and open Indo-Pacific” that Japan has advocated since 2016, Emanuel said, “It was a way of seeing the region, seeing the alliance and seeing … our North Star, what we’re building towards.” During an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun in Washington on Wednesday, Emanuel, 62, called the Japan-U.S. alliance a “bulwark in that region.” He acknowledged the alliance is solid, but said, “It has to be strengthened at all times and nurtured for the future.” Emanuel also said the security challenges posed by China and North Korea would be different from those of the past.

Japan should reject Rahm Emanuel appointment as US Ambassador

Japan should reject Rahm Emanuel appointment as US Ambassador. The appointment of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan is a slap in the face of Arab and Muslim Americans by the administration of President Joe Biden. Japan should reject Emanuel’s appointment if they care about human and civil rights, but at least be aware of Emanuel’s racist, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim history.