March 13, 2020 / 10:52 PM / a month ago

Trump to nominate Hudson Institute CEO Weinstein to be U.S. ambassador to Japan - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Kenneth Weinstein, chief executive officer of the Hudson Institute think tank, as ambassador to Japan, the White House said on Friday.

Weinstein is chairman of the board of governors of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which includes the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and other broadcasters.

The U.S. ambassador’s post in Tokyo has been vacant since William Hagerty stepped down in July after two years in office.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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