Statement by Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Joseph M. Young on the Aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis

October 15, 2019 The government and people of the United States express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of all who tragically lost their lives due to Typhoon Hagibis. We also send our thoughts and prayers to all those injured and affected by the resultant floods and landslides. We pray for the quick …

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CDA Young Participates in Tour de Tohoku in Support of Ongoing Regional Recovery

Chargé d’Affaires Joe Young and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Nick Hill participated in Tour de Tohoku, an annual charity bike race supporting the Tohoku region’s ongoing recovery from the 3.11 disaster. CDA Young tweeted, “We continue to pay respect to the victims and their families. Their memories live on through our thoughts, prayers, and …

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Study Abroad Expo Encourages Students to Discover U.S. Opportunities

Embassy Tokyo hosted its annual “America EXPO” college fair at Ochanomizu Sola City on September 7. Over 90 U.S. colleges and universities participated in the event. Approximately 2,000 students attended 13 separate seminars covering a range of topics including scholarships, employment opportunities after studying in the United States, as well as studying abroad as a …

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Chargé d’Affaires Joseph Young to Represent the United States of America at Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremonies

Chargé d’Affaires Joseph Young will represent the United States of America at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6 and the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 9, 2019. These remain days for somber reflection on the tragedy of human conflict and the importance of building a more peaceful world for future generations. On …

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Visiting the Kansai Region with Chargé d’Affaires Hyland – Day 2

Chargé d’Affaires Jason P. Hyland visited the Kansai region June 28-29. His second day began with a visit to the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), which supports international and interdisciplinary research on Japanese culture by scholars around the world. He saw some of their rare collection of books and scrolls in their impressive …

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Visiting the Kansai Region with Chargé d’Affaires Hyland

Chargé d’Affaires Jason P. Hyland is visiting the Kansai region June 28-29. On day one, he enjoyed a tour of Byodo-in temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the temple’s Chief Priest Monsho Kamii. During the tour, CDA Hyland learned about the 11th century architecture and garden, and about the recent restoration of the majestic …

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Rolling Out the First F-35 Fighter Assembled in Japan

Chargé d’Affaires Jason Hyland attended the unveiling of the first F-35 plane assembled in Japan at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries factory in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture. Representatives from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin, as well as Japan’s State Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya participated with other U.S. and Japanese government officials in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. …

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Kumamoto One Year Later: Resilience and Goodwill

Today marks one year since the Kumamoto earthquakes of April 2016. The United States continues to support the people of Kumamoto as they work to rebuild their communities. In his latest blog article, Chargé D’Affaires Jason P. Hyland reflects on his past experiences in Kumamoto and his recent visit there. Kumamoto One Year Later: Resilience and Goodwill  – American View

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