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    International Jazz Day at the White House

    April 26 - Jazz Appreciation Month culminates in International Jazz Day on April 30, when President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Sting, Diana Krall and Herbie Hancock for a concert at the White House. Follow along @IntlJazzDay.

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    Earth Day: Paris Agreement Signing in NYC

    April 22 - Leaders from over 150 countries including Japan are gathering in New York to sign the landmark climate deal agreed in Paris last year. It's a great way to commemorate Earth Day on April 22.

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  • Close Cooperation Enhances Earthquake Response

    Cooperation Enhances Earthquake Response

    April 19 - U.S. Forces Japan continue to work together with the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to bring relief supplies into the earthquake-striken areas around Kumamoto. This video is from the deck of the helicopter carrier Hyuga.

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  • Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the Foreign Ministry on April 18, 2016

    Blinken Meets with Japanese Officials

    April 18 - Visiting Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the Foreign Ministry and expressed condolences for the victims of the recent earthquake in Kyushu.

  • Secretary Kerry joins Foreign Minister Kishida and other G7 ministers in paying their respects at the Cenotaph in Hiroshima on April 11.

    Secretary Kerry Pays Respects in Hiroshima

    April 11 - Secretary of State John Kerry joined Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and the other G7 foreign ministers in paying respects at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

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  • VIPs Enjoy Japanese World Heritage Site

    VIPs Enjoy Japanese World Heritage Site

    April 11 - Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida leads Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on a walking tour of the Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima Prefecture, following the first round of discussions in the G7 Ministerial Meetings.

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