Trump to nominate businessman Hagerty as Japan ambassador

By REUTERS
March 24, 2017 06:02
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WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump intends to nominate businessman William Hagerty as the next US ambassador to Japan, the White House said on Thursday.

Hagerty is a Tennessee native who founded a private equity firm, Hagerty Peterson. He spent several years in Japan with the Boston Consulting Group management consultancy and later served in the White House of former President George H.W. Bush.

If his nomination is approved by the US Congress, he will replace Caroline Kennedy, who held the position from 2013 until January.


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