News from the Embassy
Sept. 19 - Speaking in Washington, USTR Ambassador Michael Froman said, "At a time when there are unresolved territorial and maritime disputes, TPP can reinforce our presence in the region and our interest in establishing methods of cooperation and mechanisms for resolving frictions."
Sept. 22 - The U.S. and Japan held the sixth Director General meeting of the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy in Washington Sept. 16-17.
Sept. 17 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy discussed a wide range of bilateral issues in an extensive Sept. 11 interview with the Nikkei Shimbun.
In the News
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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