Enjoy Halloween in the United States

On October 31, the ancient Celts held a festival to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the cold, dark time of the year. This is the origin of Halloween. Today, people celebrate Halloween not only by wearing scary costumes, but they also dress up as popular celebrities, historical figures, cartoon ...
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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in April!

Jazz Appreciation Month was created at the National Museum of American History in 2002 to celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April. “There is no better example of democracy than a jazz ensemble: individual freedom but with responsibility to the group,” a primer from the Thelonious Monk Institute ...
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Best Photos Daily from the Pyeongchang Olympics

ShareAmerica is featuring new photos each day from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Keep checking daily as the gallery grows. See American teenager Chloe Kim taking gold in the women’s halfpipe. And on February 12, Mirai Nagasu made history as only the third woman to land a triple axel at an Olympic skating competition. ShareAmerica gallery Free 2018 Winter Olympics poster of Chloe Kim PyeongChang Games: A Beacon for Universal Access to Sports
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Promoting Studying Abroad in the U.S. at Tokyo Comic Con!

The Embassy sponsored a booth at this year’s Tokyo Comic Con Dec. 1-3 at Makuhari Messe, celebrating pop culture and promoting study in the USA. Visitors to our booth got photos with our Embassy mascot, Tom the bean, along with various other celebrities. They also had the chance to try out a virtual reality experience ...
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Japanese Woodblock Prints Online – and Free

The U.S. Library of Congress recently made available a collection of more than 2,500 stunning woodblock prints by some of Japan’s most revered artists. The works from the “Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915” collection are now available online and free to anyone who wants to download them. Read more via American View Visit the Library of Congress collection
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In Washington, Bonsai Trees Express U.S.-Japan Ties

In 1976, as Americans celebrated their bicentennial, Japan gave the United States a birthday present: 53 masterpiece bonsai trees. The bonsai trees were taken to the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington. This year the National Arboretum held a special exhibition, “The Bonsai Saga: How 53 Japanese Bonsai Came to America,” featuring archival images and film ...
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American View – Online Magazine

“American View” is the official magazine of the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo. American View was established in 2006 as a way for the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Japan to communicate with the Japanese public. We aim to provide a “view” of American culture and society, and also look at issues and ...
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The 4th of July – America’s Birthday Party

It’s a birthday party for everyone, young and old. It takes place at fairgrounds and parks, on beaches and streets, and in people’s backyards. It’s the Fourth of July – Independence Day – the birthday of the United States of America. On July 3, 1776, anticipating the Continental Congress adopting the Declaration of Independence, John ...
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Baseball is More International than Ever

This season in the U.S. major leagues, there are a record 259 players from 19 countries and territories outside the U.S., including eight active players from Japan. China, Italy and Israel were among 16 nations that competed in the recent 2017 World Baseball Classic, a showcase for the international nature and popularity of the sport. ...
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Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama Wows Washington

The hottest ticket in Washington lets visitors enter mirrored rooms full of brightly colored pumpkins, polka dots or dangling globes from legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Infinity Mirrors, at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, promises the chance to step into an illusion of infinite space. The exhibit marks the first time the ...
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