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U.S. and Japan Announce Mekong Power Partnership

During the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. and Japan will partner on a new initiative to develop regional electricity grids in the Lower Mekong region. The U.S. is committing an initial $29.5 million to promote a more sustainable energy sector in the Indo-Pacific region. The ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Season 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo reminds U.S. citizens in Japan that typhoon season has begun and will last through November 2019, though most tropical cyclones typically develop through October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA predicts a 70 percent chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity in the Pacific during the 2019 typhoon season. In ...
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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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High School Students Learn about U.S.-Japan Relations

The State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs welcomed highschoolers from across the U.S. and Japan to participate in a program called Global Classmates, organized through Kizuna Across Cultures. The students learned about the U.S.-Japan relationship and the impact that people-to-people ties have on foreign policy. Kizuna Across Cultures on Twitter #GlobalClassmates on Twitter EAP bureau ...
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