Ambassador Kennedy Meets University Students
Jan. 23 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy met with students at the University of Tokyo for lively discussion of the U.S.-Japan partnership and the role of global citizens. She highlighted the importance of study-abroad experience.
Jan. 21 - Speaking to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama said, "A brighter future is ours to write. Let's begin this new chapter - together - and let's start the work right now."ALSO: Story
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Jan. 25 - "On behalf of the American people, I extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Haruna Yukawa. We pray for the safe release of Kenji Goto, and we are keeping the Japanese people in our thoughts during this difficult time."
Jan. 23 - USTR Michael Froman, speaking at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said TPP "will grow our exports by more than $123 billion every year, according to one study, and support hundreds of thousands of additional well-paying jobs."
Jan. 16 - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the ratification "will assure prompt and meaningful compensation in the event of a nuclear accident and will facilitate international cooperation on nuclear projects such as ongoing clean-up work at the Fukushima site."
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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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