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  • President Obama at the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx in Egypt on June 4, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

    President Obama - 50 Countries and More

    July 31 - White House photographer Pete Souza shares his most iconic shots of President Obama visiting over 50 countries during his time in office. Obama has so far visited Japan three times as President.

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry and Senior Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann at the United Nations

    The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 25

    July 27 - Secretary of State John Kerry wrote on the DipNote blog about the progress of disability rights since passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990. See also: Related post

  • A/S Rose Talks Space Security at Keio U

    Assistant Secretary Rose Talks Space Security

    July 15 - Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control Frank Rose highlighted the importance of U.S.-Japan cooperation for security in outer space during remarks at Keio University.

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  • Ambassador Caroline Kennedy speaking to female students in STEM fields at Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Encouraging Women to Excel in STEM Fields

    July 13 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy spoke to female students in STEM fields at Tokyo Institute of Technology, encouraging the students to study in the United States to "discover a career that is more interesting than you could possibly imagine."

  • Independence Day Reception at the Embassy

    Independence Day Reception at the Embassy

    July 2 - The Embassy's annual Independence Day reception was another big success this year, with over a thousand guests visiting the Ambassador's official residence for the festivities.

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  • ACCJ Women in Business Summit

    ACCJ Women in Business Summit

    June 29 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy spoke at the Women in Business Summit organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. The Ambassador appeared on-stage with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. [Full Text]

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Visa Information

  • No visa interviews on Friday, Aug. 7 and Monday, Aug. 10 due to worldwide system maintenance.
  • Visa applicants with interviews scheduled at Embassy Tokyo on Aug. 7 and Aug. 10 must change their appointment.
  • The Diplomatic/Official window is unavailable at Embassy Tokyo on Aug. 10. Diplomatic/Official visa applicants may come 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Videos Watch these handy videos showing how to get a non-immigrant visa. [Here]

logo 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.