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  • Ambassador Kennedy Visits RIMPAC in Hawaii

    Ambassador Kennedy Visits RIMPAC in Hawaii

    July 19 - Twenty-six nations are participating with over 40 ships in Rim of the Pacific 2016 in Hawaii June 30 - Aug. 4. RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise, and this year's is the 25th annual event. #RIMPAC2016

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  • Ambassador Kennedy’s Statement on SOFA Discussions

    Ambassador Kennedy’s Statement on SOFA Discussions

    July 5 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy spoke to the press together with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, and USFJ Commander John Dolan. They announced a joint statement on the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).

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  • Ambassador Kennedy at Disarmament Meeting

    Ambassador Kennedy at Disarmament Meeting

    June 28 - Speaking at the 3rd meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy remembered her father's great words, that "genuine peace must be the product of many nations, the sum of many acts."

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  • Japan's Students Prevail in Latest Poetry Slam

    Japan's Students Prevail in Poetry Competition

    June 25 - Students from Shuri High School performed their original poetry in a contest linking up other teams from Tokyo, New York and the Republic of Korea via Internet video. Ambassador Kennedy congragulated them via Twitter.

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  • President Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument

    Stonewall Designated a National Monument

    June 24 - President Obama designated the Stonewall Inn at Greenwich Village in New York City as America's first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights.

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  • President Obama Visits Hiroshima

    President Obama Visits Hiroshima

    May 27 – Accompanied by Prime Minister Abe, President Obama made a historic visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, where he participated in a wreath laying ceremony, met with atomic bomb survivors, and delivered a powerful message on a world without nuclear weapons.

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  • President Obama Interviewed by NHK

    President Obama Interviewed by NHK

    May 24 - In an exclusive interview with NHK, President Barack Obama spoke about his upcoming trip to Japan to attend the G7 Ise-Shima Summit and visit Hiroshima.

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