#8409123 at 2020-03-14 03:38:02 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10765: Friday the 13th "LOCK 'EM UP" Edition
POTUS names Kenneth Weinstein as US envoy to Japan
NEW YORK – U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Kenneth Weinstein, president and CEO of the Washington-based Hudson Institute think tank, as the American ambassador to Japan, the White House announced Friday.
A fluent French and German speaker, Weinstein serves on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, which provides counsel to the United States trade representative.
Weinstein's nomination requires Senate approval. The post has been vacant since previous envoy WilliamHagerty stepped down in July last year to run for the Senate. Weinstein met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on July 24 last year.
#7022042 at 2019-07-13 05:07:57 (UTC+1) Q Research General #8984: Try Harder! Nothing can stop what is coming. Nothing! Edition
POTUS says U.S. envoy to Japan will run to be Tennessee senator
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to Japan WilliamHagerty will run to be the next Tennessee senator, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Friday, giving Hagerty his strong endorsement.
The longtime Republican senator from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander, announced in December he would not seek re-election in 2020.
"Tennessee loving Bill Hagerty, who was my Tennessee Victoy (sic) Chair and is now the very outstanding Ambassador to Japan, will be running for the U.S. Senate," Trump said on the social network.
"He is strong on crime, borders & our 2nd A. Loves our Military & our Vets. Has my Complete & Total Endorsement!"
Embassy spokesman Jonas Stewart declined immediate comment.
After replacing Caroline Kennedy in 2017, Hagerty has held the job for nearly two years during which the United States and Japan have engaged in tough trade negotiations.
A Tennessee native who founded a private equity firm, Hagerty Peterson, and spent several years in Japan with the Boston Consulting Group management consultancy, Hagerty later served in the White House of former President George H.W. Bush.
#6595176 at 2019-05-26 22:27:49 (UTC+1) Q Research General #8433: Red White and Q. May 27th in Japan Edition
Potus Geotus will sit on the "sacred mound" Another "sword dance" of sorts. High Honor.
More info about the President's trip to sumo match from WH traveling press pool: Greta Van Sustrain
Subject: Travel report #7: SUMO
At 4:33 pm JST / 3:33 am ET POTUS, FLOTUS and pool are bound for the Ry?goku Kokugikan Stadium in the capital, where POTUS has been given a role in of the most time-honored and hallowed of Japanese traditions: a sumo tournament. He will be the first American president to present a customized trophy to the winner.
It's going to be a spectacle: Some 11,500 people will in the arena seated on mats. The Trumps and the Abes will be seated in a VIP mat next to the sumo ring, which officials have told us is referred to as the sacred mound.
It is customary to sit on the mats during the bashos. But POTUS will sit on a special chair to provide him with back support, according to an official who briefed the pool. He is expected to wear slippers when he walks onto the sacred mound, though shoes are generally not allowed. (FLOTUS will have to stay on the mat - women are not allowed on the mound.)
At the end of the tournament, POTUS will present the President's Cup trophy and read from a ceremonial scroll.
Trophy transit update: The President's Cup trophy was transported from the hotel to the arena ahead of time. In its brief time in the Palace Hotel lobby spotlight, the cup drew a crowd of journalists and visitors, including WilliamHagerty, the US ambassador to Japan, before it was taken to the stadium.
#6338856 at 2019-04-28 01:08:56 (UTC+1) Q Research General #8105: POTUS Rally Truth Bombs Edition:
Trump pressed Japan's Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, according to a readout of their recent meeting provided by the U.S. ambassador to Japan on Saturday.
The two discussed recent public announcements by Japanese car makers, including Toyota Motor Corp's decision to invest more in U.S. plants, and Trump's desire to see "more movement in that direction," according to Ambassador WilliamHagerty.
Trump said on Friday it is possible that the United States and Japan could reach a new bilateral trade deal by the time he visits Tokyo in May, but he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cited areas where they differ on trade.
"We want to ensure that the U.S. has trading terms with Japan that are no less favourable than any other nation," Hagerty said in a phone call with reporters.
He added that Trump is planning to attend the G20 summit in June, set to take place in Osaka, Japan.
Separately, Trump was optimistic trade talks with China would be successful, the ambassador said.
#3424515 at 2018-10-10 17:49:51 (UTC+1) Q Research General #4341: Plan Status: Trusted Edition
In 2015, he purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the state's largest newspaper, which then published a lengthy investigative series on one of Adelson's longtime rivals, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which runs a convention center that competes with Adelson's. (The paper said Adelson had no influence over its coverage.)
In Japan, Las Vegas Sands' efforts have accelerated in the last year. Adelson returned to the country in September 2017, visiting top officials in Osaka, a possible casino site. In a show of star power in October, Sands flew in David Beckham and the Eagles' Joe Walsh for a press conference at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. Beckham waxed enthusiastic about his love of sea urchin and declared, "Las Vegas Sands is creating fabulous resorts all around the world, and their scale and vision are impressive."
Adelson appears emboldened. When he was in Osaka last fall, he publicly criticized a proposal under consideration to cap the total amount of floor space devoted to casinos in the resorts that have been legalized. In July, the Japanese Diet passed a bill with more details on what casinos will look like and laying out the bidding process. The absolute limit on casino floor area had been dropped from the legislation.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration has made an unusual personnel move that could help advance pro-gambling interests. The new U.S. ambassador, an early Trump campaign supporter and Tennessee businessman named WilliamHagerty, hired as his senior adviser an American executive working on casino issues for the Japanese company SEGA Sammy. Joseph Schmelzeis left his role as senior adviser on global government and industry affairs for the company in February to join the U.S. Embassy. (He has not worked for Sands.)
A State Department spokesperson said that embassy officials had communicated with Sands as part of "routine" meetings and advice provided to members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. The spokesperson said that "Schmelzeis is not participating in any matter related to integrated resorts or Las Vegas Sands."