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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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Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Addresses ACCJ and the America-Japan Society

AMBASSADOR KENNEDY: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you all for coming – I know everybody here is very busy, so I’m very honored that you all chose to come today. And thank you, Ambassador Fujisaki, for the beautiful flowers you sent me on my arrival and for all you’ve done over the years ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joins Twitter @CarolineKennedy

Newly arrived Ambassador Caroline Kennedy launched her Twitter account today using the handle @CarolineKennedy. Her first tweet read: So excited to be here in beautiful Japan! Starting work as #AmbKennedy @StateDept http://goo.gl/ZWnioB In the coming days and months, Ambassador Kennedy will tweet regularly as she carries out her official duties. She will use Twitter to keep ...
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