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Ambassador Kennedy Welcomes Koji Uehara and the Red Sox Nation to Her Residence

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy welcomed Red Sox fans to her home this evening to celebrate the 2013 World Series Championship. Along with Tokyo’s own Musashi Fuchu Little League Baseball World Champions and representatives of Japan’s Women’s National Softball Team, the Red Sox Nation in Japan gathered to welcome Red Sox star pitchers Koji Uehara and Junichi ...
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Statement on Prime Minister Abe’s December 26 Visit to Yasukuni Shrine

Japan is a valued ally and friend. Nevertheless, the United States is disappointed that Japan’s leadership has taken an action that will exacerbate tensions with Japan’s neighbors. The United States hopes that both Japan and its neighbors will find constructive ways to deal with sensitive issues from the past, to improve their relations, and to ...
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Joint Announcement on a Framework Regarding Environmental Stewardship at U.S. Armed Forces Facilities and Areas in Japan

The Government of Japan and the U.S. Government recognize the two Governments’ successful efforts on the environment, including 36 years of close cooperation in the Environmental Subcommittee and other relevant subcommittees of the Joint Committee, as well as the implementation of the “Joint Statement of Environmental Principles” announced in 2000. Bearing in mind such bilateral ...
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Six Major Companies Join as Key Partners in TOMODACHI Initiative

Ambassador Kennedy welcomes new support for U.S.-Japan Exchanges Six leading global companies today become the newest partners in the TOMODACHI Initiative, a groundbreaking public-private partnership. The TOMODACHI Initiative was launched following the Great East Japan Earthquake by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the U.S.-Japan Council, an educational non-profit organization, with the support of the ...
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Statement by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on the Death of Nelson Mandela

In his autobiography, Nelson Mandela wrote, “I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.” Those days sadly have come to an end, but Mandela’s legacy continues to inspire us to guard the torch of freedom for generations to come. From his cramped cell on Robben Island, Mandela emerged as an icon ...
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