Embassy of the United States in Tokyo

j-schiefferJohn Thomas “Tom” Schieffer was sworn in as the 27th U.S. Ambassador to Japan on April 1, 2005 and presented his credentials to the Emperor on April 11, 2005. Prior to his Jan. 15, 2009 departure from Japan, he worked to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance, increase trade, and facilitate the realignment of U.S. forces stationed in Japan, among other issues.
Before coming to Japan, Ambassador Schieffer served as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia from July 2001 until February 2005.
Prior to his diplomatic service, Ambassador Schieffer was an investor in the partnership that bought the Texas Rangers Baseball Club in 1989, with George W. Bush and Edward W. ‘Rusty’ Rose. He served as team President for eight years, responsible for day-to-day operations of the club as well as overseeing the building of The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.

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2 Responses to Embassy of the United States in Tokyo

  1. shinichi says:

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    駐日大使の John Thomas “Tom” Schieffer は、George W. Bush のお友達。

    その次の大使の John V. Roos は、Barack Obama のお友達。

    で、その次が、Caroline Kennedy。

    日本のことを知っている人はひとりもいない。

    なんというか 。。。

    駐日中国大使や、駐日韓国大使が、日本語を流暢に話すのとは大違い。

    もっとも、駐中日本大使や駐韓日本大使も似たようなもので、中国語や韓国語を流暢に話すとは聞いたことがないけれど、大使が「ご褒美」だったり「お飾り」だったりするのは、なんとなく薄寒い気がする。

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