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Selig Celebrates U.S.-Japan Cooperative Leadership

Under Secretary of Commerce Stefan Selig Keynote Speech at Keidanren in Tokyo (As prepared) Good morning. Konnichiwa. I would like to start by sincerely thanking Keidanren for the invitation and opportunity to speak with all of you today. And I would like to especially thank Vice Chair Ishihara for the work he did to put ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

January 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — On January 21, 2016, the United States began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate ...
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Ambassador Kennedy’s Statement on Reported DPRK Nuclear Test

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy spoke with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the Foreign Ministry on Jan. 6, 2016, after North Korea’s announcement that they had carried out an underground nuclear test. AMBASSADOR KENNEDY: Mr. Minister, I am happy to be here this afternoon to express condemnation of the recent announcement. We condemn any violation of the ...
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Ambassador Kennedy at Japan National Press Club

“The United States and Japan: Building the Alliance of the Future” Good Afternoon. Thank you for inviting me to this gathering. I would like to thank Managing Director Nakai for welcoming me here today and Chairman Nishimura of the planning committee for serving as the moderator. And thank you all for coming. All my senior ...
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