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Embassy Tokyo and TOMODACHI Initiative Launch Leadership Program in Sports Management

Los Angeles, November 5, 2019 At the U.S.-Japan Council’s Annual Conference, the TOMODACHI Initiative and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo announced the launch of the TOMODACHI-U.S. Embassy Go for Gold Leadership Program. This innovative program will provide Japanese university students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the field of sports management through ...
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State Department Statement on the Passing of Sadako Ogata

Morgan Ortagus, Department SpokespersonOctober 30, 2019 The State Department, along with our international partners and donor governments, remembers the life and work of Sadako Ogata, former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), who led the agency from 1991 to 2000.The first woman to be appointed High Commissioner, Mrs. Ogata was a trailblazer. She instituted new ...
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Secretary Elaine Chao Leads U.S. Delegation to Enthronement Ceremony

Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao represented the United States at the proclamation of the enthronement ceremony of His Majesty the Emperor. While in Tokyo, Secretary Chao met with Embassy officials, including Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Joe Young, and paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace. Between high-level bilateral ...
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