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TOMODACHI Internship Program To Strengthen U.S. Ties to Japan

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy today announced a new internship program for American students in Japan. Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) and the TOMODACHI Initiative will partner in sponsoring the program, which was created in response to President Obama’s and Prime Minister Abe’s April 2014 commitment to facilitate Japanese internship opportunities for American students. The initiative will ...
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Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Speaks at the U.S.-Japan Business Council

Good Morning. I am honored to be here today to address the US-Japan Business Conference on the occasion of your 51st annual meeting. I would like to thank Chairman Ishihara and Chairman Lechleiter for your leadership over the past year leading to this meeting. It is a pleasure to be here with Chief Cabinet Secretary ...
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders Statement

We, the Leaders of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, welcome the significant progress in recent months, as reported to us by our Ministers, that sets the stage to bring these landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to conclusion. We are encouraged that Ministers and negotiators ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jihadist Threats

A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in the Middle East, including Western teachers employed at these schools. That message referenced schools in the localities of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Maadi (Egypt) as examples, and these two cities as locations with high concentrations of potential targets. ...
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Amb. Kennedy Answers AmCham’s Doorknock on Japanese Diet

CS Tokyo supported 3-days of American Chamber of Commerce Japan advocacy calls on Japan’s Diet, an annual event with added import as a new cabinet presses regulatory reform to bolster Abenomics’ growth strategy.  Ambassador Caroline Kennedy thanked the 100 guests, including over 20 legislators.  The ACCJ delivered white papers on their key advocacy issues.
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