Feb. 26 - Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control Frank Rose gave a talk entitled "A Modern U.S.-Japan Alliance" focusing particularly on cyber and outer space security initiatives.ALSO: Story
Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call at the Justice Ministry
Feb. 23 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy paid a courtesy call on Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa at the Ministry of Justice in Tokyo. It was the first visit by Ambassador Kennedy since Kamikawa became Justice Minister last October.
Feb. 14 - On her first official trip to Hokkaido, Ambassador Kennedy visited the Ainu Museum in Shiraoi with Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi to learn about Ainu history and culture, and how the government is working to preserve and share the Ainu indigenous culture.ALSO: Photos
News from the Embassy
March 2 - Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with ABC News on Sunday to explain U.S. policy initiatives relating to fighting ISIS and negotiating with Iran on nuclear issues.
March 2 - "In November, President Obama had a fruitful visit to China for the APEC Summit; Deputy Secretary of State Blinken just returned from the region; and in the coming months, Prime Minister Abe and Presidents Park and Xi will all make separate trips to Washington."
March 2 - Secretary of State John Kerry said, "Boris Nemtsov committed his life to a more democratic, prosperous, open Russia, and to strong relationships between Russia and its neighbors."
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July 29 - Secretary of State John Kerry announced the latest Religious Freedom Report calling it a "demonstration of the abiding commitment of the American people to the advancement of freedom of religion worldwide."
June 23 - The State Department has issued its annual Trafficking in Persons Report for 2014. Secretary of State John Kerry said, "Our work with victims is the key that will open the door to real change - not just on behalf of the more than 44,000 survivors who have been identified in the past year, but also for the more than 20 million victims of trafficking who have not."
Secretary Kerry's remarks at the report's release
Feb. 28 - Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Feb. 27, 2014. These annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The State Department submits these reports to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974. More »
The TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program pairs highly motivated Japanese female university students with Japanese female mid-career professionals to encourage networking and build a new generation of leaders. This year's program runs from June 2014 through March 2015. Learn more ... »
Sept. 20 - "The TPP will boost our economies, lowering barriers to trade and investment, increasing exports, and creating more jobs for our people ... the TPP has the potential to be a model not only for the Asia-Pacific but for future trade agreements." - President Barack Obama More »
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