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  • Noriko Wants to Study Abroad in New Online Drama

    Our New Study Abroad Drama: Episode 1

    April 10 - Watch Episode 1 of our new drama series in which Noriko struggles to achieve her dream of studying in the U.S. She gets help from Tom, the Embassy's social media friendship ambassador.

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  • Ambassador Kennedy Opens Yomiuri’s Season

    Ambassador Kennedy Opens Yomiuri’s Season

    March 28 – At the Tokyo Dome, watched by 200 former Yomiuri Giants players and thousands of fans, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy threw out the first pitch of the season. Tom, the U.S. Embassy’s social media ambassador debuted at the game.

    ALSO:  Story
  • President Obama Speaks to Euro Youth

    President Obama Speaks of Ukraine to Euro Youth

    March 27 - Speaking at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, President Obama said, "The U.S., Europe, and our partners around the world have been united in defense of (democratic) ideals, and united in support of the Ukrainian people."

    ALSO:  Story Video
  • SelectUSA Executive Director Vinai Thummalapally speaks to journalists at the Embassy on March 3.

    Launching SelectUSA to Support Japanese FDI

    March 25 - Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director of SelectUSA, visited Japan for a series of events in early March to promote U.S.-Japan business ties.

    ALSO:  Story
  • Osaka to Host International Jazz Day

    Osaka to Host International Jazz Day 2014

    March 5 - The U.S. welcomes the selection of Osaka as the host city for International Jazz Day 2014 on April 30. The events will include educational programs and performances at the Osaka School of Music and the All-Star Global Concert in Osaka Castle Park.

    ALSO:  Story Video

News from the Embassy

  • President Obama Set to Visit Japan

    April 16 - The President will meet with Prime Minister Abe to highlight the historic steps we are taking to modernize our 54-year alliance, deepen economic ties, and expand cooperation.

Affiliated Sites

ConnectUSA
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Welcome to the USA!
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TOMODACHI
A public-private partnership investing in the next generation of Japanese and Americans.

Deputy's Corner
DCM Kurt Tong hosts a broad conversation between the Embassy community and our friends in Japan and abroad.

EducationUSA
Your network for advice about studying abroad in the United States

Online Magazine
Continuously updated with articles about the United States and its close ties with Japan.

In the News

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    East-West Center Offers Senior Journalists Seminar on U.S.-Muslim relations

    April 9 - The Senior Journalists Seminar is a 21-day professional dialogue, study and travel program intended to enhance media coverage and elevate the public debate regarding religion and its role in the public sphere. The program is designed for senior print, radio, broadcast and online journalists from the U.S. and Asian countries with substantial Muslim populations.  More »

  • Human Rights
    Human Rights Reports Issued for 2013

    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 »

  • TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program
    Apply Now: TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program

    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. Prospective mentors and mentees can apply now for the 10-month program, which will run from June 2014 through March 2015.   Learn more ... »

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership - One-page Introduction

    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 »

Ambassador Kennedy

  • Ambassador Kennedy is on Twitter
    Follow Ambassador Kennedy on Twitter!

    Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweets regularly in both English and Japanese @CarolineKennedy.

Non-Immigrant Visas

  • Non-immigrant Visas Video Watch this handy video showing how to get a non-immigrant visa. [Video]

Dogwood Initiative

  • Dogwood Initiative

    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

  • Prime Minister's Office 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.