“Go for Gold” Campaign Reaches Out to Students

The Embassy has launched its “Go for Gold” campaign in conjunction with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Board of Education as part of the Olympic/Paralympic education program called the “Global Friendship Project.” The Embassy will engage up to 240 public schools and approximately 150,000 students through 2020. “Go for Gold” is an opportunity for schools and ...
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Strengthening International Ties at the Old Ball Game

The baseball season has just begun in both Japan and the United States. Ambassador Bill Hagerty enjoyed opening day at the Tokyo Dome together with Prime Minister Abe and other dignitaries on March 27. Baseball is a time-honored tradition and a great way to make new friends from around the world. The State Department’s DipNote ...
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Easter Traditions in America

This year on Sunday, April 1, many Americans will celebrate Easter – the oldest and most important holy day of the Christian calendar. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe Jesus was raised from the dead three days after his crucifixion almost 2,000 years ago. Some churches hold vigils the night before Easter ...
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Winter Olympics Wrap Up with Raucous Closing Ceremony

Fireworks exploded over the Olympic Stadium on Feb. 25, during the closing ceremony, marking the end of a successful 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump attended the closing ceremony and later tweeted: “Thank you to President Moon, First Lady Kim & the people of South Korea for the warm hospitality ...
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U.S. Olympian hits her stride

Twelve years after immigrating to the United States from Ghana, Maame Biney has become the first African-American woman to win a spot on the U.S. Olympic speedskating team, headed for PyeongChang in February. At 17, she’s the youngest speedskater on the U.S. team. Still, the accomplished high schooler – who wants to become a chemical ...
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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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Celebrating U.S. Independence Day in Tokyo

Chargé d’Affaires Jason Hyland hosted around 1,000 guests who enjoyed the U.S. Embassy’s annual Independence Day reception on the evening of July 6 with lots of food and fun, along with lively musical performances. Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse were on hand to greet the visitors and pose for photos. See more on ...
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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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