News from the Embassy
Dec. 4 - Senior officials in Washington discuss the issues that Vice President Joe Biden discussed yesterday with Japanese leaders in Tokyo. See also this Dec. 4 update from China.
Dec. 3 - During their meeting in Tokyo, Vice President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe highlighted a wide range of fields where our two countries are building a global partnership. [More]
Nov. 26 - Each November 25, we reaffirm a global commitment to the elimination of violence against women and renew our collective pledge to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.
DCM Kurt Tong hosts a broad conversation between the Embassy community and our friends in Japan and abroad.
Continuously updated with articles about the United States and its close ties with Japan.
In the News
Dec. 10 - For the fourth year in a row, Embassy Tokyo is collaborating with business, entrepreneurial, and non-profit organizations to offer four mentorship-based awards to entrepreneurs in Japan, through the Entrepreneur Mentoring Initiative (EMI). Applicants can visit www.TEAJ-EMI.org for more information and to download the application form. Applications are due by Weds., Jan. 15, 2014. Meet past TEAJ winners here: (2012) (2011)
Sept. 25 - Responding to a call from the Department of State to help raise worldwide awareness of the problem of marine debris, a combined group of about 30 members of the U.S. Embassy community and Tokyo area students marked International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day at Kugenuma Kaigan beach in Kanagawa Prefecture on Sept. 22. 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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Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweets regularly in both English and Japanese @CarolineKennedy.
For Americans in Japan
- Watch this handy video showing how to get a non-immigrant visa. [Video]
A century ago, Japan gave the United States 3,000 cherry trees in friendship. Now the United States is commemorating that legacy by giving 3,000 dogwood trees to Japan. [More]
Japan Government Information
- For the latest Japanese government health and safety information (in English), see the newly designed Web portal of the Office of the Prime Minister of Japan.