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G7 Ministerial Outcomes – 2016

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Joint Communiqué (PDF 638 KB) G7 Niigata Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting Declaration (PDF 316 KB) G7 Kitakyushu Energy Ministerial Meeting Joint Statement (PDF 144 KB) G7 ICT Ministers Joint Declaration (PDF 112 KB) G7 Toyama Environment Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué (PDF 240 KB) G7 Science and Technology Ministers’ Meeting Tsukuba Communiqué (PDF 169 KB) G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting – Kobe Communiqué (PDF 127 KB) Download Adobe Reader to read all these files.
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U.S. Military Leaders Apologize Following Okinawa Arrest of U.S. Citizen

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke with Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson met with Vice Governor Mitsuo Ageda following the May 19 arrest of a U.S. citizen in Okinawa. Readout of Secretary Carter’s call with Japanese Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani Lt. Gen. Nicholson’s meeting with Okinawa Vice Governor Ageda (Aasahi Shimbun)
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Ambassador Kennedy’s Remarks Expressing Apology at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to come here tonight to express my deepest sorrow on behalf of the American government and the American people. This is a terrible tragedy. Our hearts go out to the victim, her family, and her friends. Nothing that I can do or say can make up for their ...
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Ambassador Kennedy Travels to Kurashiki for G7 Education Ministerial

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy traveled to Kurashiki to participate in the G7 Education Ministerial. Ambassador Kennedy and the U.S. delegation enjoyed lunch with the students of Oimatsu Elementary School and observed a kendo class at the Nishi Middle School. The delegation also spoke with MEXT officials about the importance of U.S.-Japan efforts to increase student exchange. ...
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Ambassador Kennedy’s Statement on President Obama’s Upcoming Visit to Hiroshima

The President’s decision to visit Hiroshima with Prime Minister Abe is a tribute to the spirit of friendship and the enduring alliance between the United States and Japan. His visit will reaffirm our shared commitment to working towards a world without nuclear weapons. I am honored to be the U.S. Ambassador at this time, and ...
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