President Trump Hosts Prime Minister Abe in Washington

President Donald Trump held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington last week to discuss issues of common concern including the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Ambassador Bill Hagerty also traveled to Washington in support of the summit meeting. The Ambassador met with Secretary of ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Summit Meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

On April 17-18 at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held their sixth meeting, and third major summit, and affirmed their strong determination to strengthen our shared resolve on North Korea, and increase the capability of the U.S.-Japan Alliance to confront all emerging threats to peace, stability, and an international order ...
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President Trump and Prime Minister Abe Meet in Mar-a-Lago, Florida

Meeting with Prime Minster Shinzo Abe at the Mar-a-Lago retreat for two days of talks, President Trump said the United States and Japan are “very unified on the subject of North Korea.” Press Release: Working Together to Strengthen the U.S.-Japan Alliance Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe before their bilateral meeting
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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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Ambassador William “Bill” Hagerty IV Remarks to Workers During Visit to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

March 16, 2018 On Friday, March 16, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Japan William F. Hagerty visited the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant for the first time, to learn about what happened at the plant in the immediate aftermath of the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami, and see the progress that has been made over the last ...
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Winter Travels in Japan for Ambassador Hagerty and Family

Throughout the season, Ambassador Hagerty and his family have visited many parts of Japan. So far in 2018, they have visited a tourist favorite, Kanazawa, in Ishikawa Prefecture, the historic Shirakawa in Gifu Prefecture, snowy Hokkaido, and Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture. The Hagertys have also visited places close to home, like the Toyo Bunko Museum ...
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Vice President Pence Wraps Up Productive Trip to Japan

On Thursday, Vice President Pence wrapped up a productive trip to Japan by speaking to U.S. Forces Japan service members serving at Yokota Air Base. He thanked them for everything they do to keep Japan and the United States safe. The Vice President is now headed to #PyeongChang to cheer on #TeamUSA. •  Video of Vice President Pence at Yokota Air Base ...
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Vice President Pence Visits Japan

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence arrived in Japan last night for their second trip to the region under the Trump administration. Today, Vice President Pence visited the Ministry of Defense to observe Japan’s missile defense facilities and receive a briefing from ministry officials. In a joint press conference after the meeting, ...
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American View Interviews Ambassador Hagerty

The Embassy’s online magazine “American View” sat down with Ambassador Bill Hagerty at his residence to discuss his very busy first months as U.S. Ambassador to Japan, including his visits to Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Naha, Fukuoka, and Sendai. Ambassador Hagerty also talks about hosting visits by high-level U.S. officials such as President Trump, Secretary of ...
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Supporting the TOMODACHI Initiative for Partnership and Progress

Ambassador Bill Hagerty hosted a reception on Dec. 5 at his residence to celebrate the partnership and progress of the TOMODACHI Initiative, with approximately 140 guests including TOMODACHI donors, supporters, and alumni. The Ambassador underscored the important role donors play in bilateral exchanges that strengthen the Alliance. He welcomed former Ambassador to Japan John Roos, ...
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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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Day 2 of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to Japan

On the second day of their trip to Japan, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were received by their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan and met with family members of Japanese nationals who were abducted by the North Korean regime. President Trump also held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Shinzo ...
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Day 1 of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to Japan

On the first day of their first official visit to Japan, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeted American and Japanese service members and thanked them for their contributions to regional security. President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enjoyed their shared love of golf, while Mrs. Trump spent time with Mrs. ...
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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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Joint Press Release from Vice President Pence and Deputy Prime Minister Aso on the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue

At the second round of the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue, Vice President Pence and Deputy Prime Minister Aso, as Chairs of the Economic Dialogue, affirmed the importance of strengthening bilateral economic, trade, and investment ties. Fostering strong domestic demand-driven growth and fair trade practices can expand trade and foreign direct investment between our two countries that ...
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Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan’s Travel to Tokyo and Seoul

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Tokyo and Seoul for a Deputies-level trilateral meeting hosted by the Republic of Korea on October 18. The trilateral meeting will focus on strategic coordination related to the urgent threat from DPRK’s advancing nuclear weapons program and include discussion on regional and global areas of ...
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President Trump Meets Prime Minister Abe in New York

The leaders held meetings on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21 to discuss issues of mutual concern including enhanced sanctions on North Korea. President Trump and Prime Minister Abe also met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. President Trump said, “We have had numerous discussions already today, and this is ...
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U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meets in Washington

“The United States and Japan will continue our shared resolve to protect our citizens and work for security and stability in northeast Asia. Our conversations today reaffirmed that we are stronger and more secure when we work together, and we will continue that course of action.” – Secretary Tillerson. Remarks at the 2+2 Press ...
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Readout of President Trump’s Telephone Call with Prime Minister Abe

August 15, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. The two leaders exchanged views on the growing threat from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including the DPRK’s most recent threats to United States and Japanese territory. President Trump reaffirmed that the United States stands ready to ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Robert Rapson to Represent the United States of America at the August 6, 2017, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

Chargé d’Affaires Robert Rapson will represent the United States of America at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6, 2017. August 6 and August 9 remain days for somber reflection on the tragedy of human conflict and for a renewed commitment to building a more peaceful world.
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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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Fulbright Grantees Get Gala Send-off

Chargé d’Affaires Jason Hyland hosted the annual send-off reception for Japanese participants of the 2017 Fulbright exchange program. CDA Hyland encouraged about 50 Fulbright grantees to think of their scholarship not merely as an academic experience, but also as a way to develop their leadership skills and to help both countries confront global challenges. This ...
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Pacific Pitch: U.S.-Japan Baseball Diplomacy

Embassy Tokyo, in collaboration with Meridian International Center of Washington, D.C., announces the opening of “Pacific Pitch: U.S.-Japan Baseball Diplomacy,” an exhibition charting the history of our shared national pastime, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library through the end of July. Former MLB player and Yomiuri Giants player, Warren Cromartie, joined members of the diplomatic ...
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U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space Issues Joint Statement

On May 16, the U.S. and Japan held their fourth meeting of the Comprehensive Dialogue on Space in Washington, D.C., advancing a long history of space cooperation between our two nations. This fourth Comprehensive Dialogue on Space continues the work to enhance and strengthen cooperation between the two countries from a broad, inclusive, and strategic ...
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America-Japan Society Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary

Founded by U.S. and Japanese intellectuals in 1917 to pursue educational and cultural exchanges between our two countries, the America-Japan Society is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. At the ceremony to commemorate the centennial with the Emperor and Empress, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Chargé d’Affaires Hyland highlighted the Society’s achievements and ...
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Vice President Michael R. Pence Congratulates the America-Japan Society on its Centennial

April 13, 2017 Congratulations to the America-Japan Society on the occasion of its centennial anniversary. The United States has long valued the importance of our enduring alliance, close partnership, and deep friendship with Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the first world leader President Donald J. Trump met after the election, and I look forward ...
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U.S. Mission Japan Chargé Reads Celebratory Message from U.S. Vice President Michael R. Pence at 100th Anniversary of the America-Japan Society

Press Release April 13, 2017 Tokyo, Japan U.S. Mission Japan Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Jason Hyland delivered remarks at the 100th anniversary gala of the America-Japan Society (AJS) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on April 13. Their Imperial Majesties, Prime Minister Abe, Foreign Minister Kishida, and 500 other key supporters of the U.S.-Japan relationship ...
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Secretary of State Tillerson visits Japan

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, and reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance during his first visit to Japan. Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida Before Their Meeting Remarks With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Before Their Meeting Press Availability With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida The U.S.-Japan Alliance: The Cornerstone for Stability in the Asia Pacific  (via Department of State Official Blog “DipNote”) Tillerson visits Japan on first trip to Asia  (via ShareAmerica)
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Trump and Abe Affirm “Very Crucial Alliance”

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania welcomed Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie to Mar-a-Lago, the president’s south Florida estate, over the February 10–11 weekend. During the visit, the two leaders emphasized the importance of the relationship between the U.S. and Japan. Trump said, “The bond between our two nations, and ...
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President Trump meets with Prime Minister Abe in Washington

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on February 10. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Trump said, “The bond between our two nations, and the friendship between our two peoples, runs very, very deep. This administration is committed to bringing those ...
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Celebrating 35 Years of Hawaii-Fukuoka Sister State Ties

In January 2017, Principal Officer Joy Sakurai traveled to Hawaii with a Fukuoka Prefectural delegation led by Fukuoka Governor Ogawa. Thirty-five years ago, the State of Hawaii and Fukuoka Prefecture signed a formal sister-state agreement. This was the first sister-state agreement for Fukuoka Prefecture and was supported by one of the most famous Japanese-Americans with ...
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