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White House Statement on the Japanese Elections

On behalf of the President and people of the United States, we congratulate Prime Minister Abe on the Liberal Democratic Party’s success in the elections in Japan today. The U.S.-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific. We appreciate Prime Minister Abe’s strong leadership on a wide range of regional and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Drink Spiking in Roppongi

As reported in the crime section of our Country Specific Information for Japan , the Embassy continues to receive reports of drink spiking incidents in Tokyo’s Roppongi district, particularly near the Roppongi Crossing area. We remind U.S. citizens to exercise caution and maintain security awareness in entertainment districts like Roppongi and Shinjuku’s Kabuki-cho, as drink spiking incidents over the years ...
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Ambassador Kennedy Opens Registration for Japanese Delegation to 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Embassy today announced that registration for participation in the Japanese delegation for the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit is now open. The Summit will enable more Japanese companies, especially those that are new to investing in the U.S., to answer key questions more efficiently, such as why, how and where to invest. Last year, Japan ...
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International Students in the U.S. at All-Time High

The 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by eight percent to a record high of 886,052 students in the 2013/14 academic year, confirming once again that the United States remains the destination of choice for higher ...
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TOMODACHI Initiative Launches New Partnerships to Foster Exchanges Between the United States and Japan

The TOMODACHI Initiative, in coordination with U.S. Embassy Japan, today announced new partnerships that will further U.S.-Japan student exchanges. Ambassador Caroline B. Kennedy welcomed students, businesses and government leaders from the United States and Japan to her residence in Tokyo to celebrate the announcement. The TOMODACHI Initiative is a groundbreaking public-private partnership launched following the ...
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