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Japan: John Roos to be U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Unexpected appointment of lawyer John Roos as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan: Blogger namekawa01 gives a high evaluation of Roos's close connections with President Obama and speculates that he must have forgone more visible positions in favor of this one, while Koichiro Mizuochi compares this appointment with that of Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as ambassador to China and finds it lacking. Most bloggers that have commented on this announcement, however, are adopting a wait-and-see attitude.

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