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  • Culture Exchange at the DC Japan Center

    Cultural Exchange at the DC Japan Center

    April 23 - Some 40 U.S. and Japanese schoolchildren enjoyed a day of cultural exchange at the Japan Information and Culture Center in Washington. The event was hosted by Ambassador Sasae and his wife along with Ambassador Peter Selfridge, the State Department protocol chief.

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  • Earth Day is April 22 - Help Save the Earth

    Earth Day is April 22 - Help Save the Earth

    April 21 - Learn more about Earth Day and its history. Watch Earth Day videos and share what's important to you. Find Earth Day events you can participate in to help save the environment. [Full-size poster]

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  • Ambassador Kennedy Meets Hiroshima University Students

    Ambassador Kennedy at Hiroshima University

    April 20 - On her recent visit to Hiroshima, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy stopped at Hiroshima University for a roundtable discussion with students about study abroad and efforts to ensure lasting peace in the world.

  • USTR Froman Visits Tokyo for TPP Talks

    USTR Froman Visits Tokyo for TPP Talks

    April 20 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman met Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari in Tokyo on Sunday seeking to close gaps over autos and farm trade before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington later this month.

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  • Trilateral Consultations in Washington

    Trilateral Consultations in Washington

    April 17 - Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken welcomed Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki and Republic of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong to Washington for the first trilateral meeting between the three countries at the Vice Foreign Minister level.

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  • First Lady Speaks on "Let Girls Learn" in Tokyo

    First Lady Launches "Let Girls Learn" in Tokyo

    March 20 - First Ladies Michelle Obama and Akie Abe participated in a U.S.-Japan joint event with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy at Iikura House to promote the "Let Girls Learn" educational initiative.

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  • Religious Freedom Report for 2013
    Religious Freedom Report for 2013

    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."

    • Full Report
    • Japan Section
    • Secretary Kerry's remarks 

  • Trafficking in Persons Report
    Trafficking in Persons Report

    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."
        • Full report
        • Japan section
        • Secretary Kerry's remarks at the report's release 

  • 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
    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. This year's program runs from June 2014 through March 2015.   Learn more ... »

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership - One-page Introduction
    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 »


Visa Information

  • Notice: There will be no visa services at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo on Friday, May 29.

  • Visa Interview Procedures Watch these handy videos showing how to get a non-immigrant visa. [Here]
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    The Electronic System for Travel Authorization, commonly called ESTA, has been updated. More information available from Customs and Border Protection.

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.