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Osakabe Wins the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award

Sayaka Osakabe has ignited a national debate over how to reform the Japanese workplace to accommodate women and families. Like many Japanese women, she was harassed and pressured to resign from her job after becoming pregnant. After suffering two stress-related miscarriages, she pursued legal recourse for maternity harassment “Matahara” in her own case, and founded ...
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National Science Foundation Delegation Visits Japan

Three officials of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) – Drs. Irene Qualters, Kevin Thompson, and William Chang – are currently in Japan for discussions with the Japan National Institute of Informatics (NII), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and other entities to address the growing importance of global sharing of research ...
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Institutional Responses to Asia’s Development Challenges

Remarks by Kurt Tong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State Distinguished Seminar Series, Asian Development Bank Institute Thank you, Dr. Yoshino, for that kind introduction. It is a real pleasure to be here today at the ADB Institute, which is considered one of the finest think tanks ...
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Statement by Ambassador Kennedy

Like all Americans, I am horrified by the news of Kenji Goto’s brutal murder. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family, to the Japanese government, which worked so hard for the release of both hostages, and to the Japanese people. We stand with Japan in this time of grief. We welcome Japan’s ongoing humanitarian ...
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