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  • Ambassador Kennedy plants friendship blossoms in Ise

    Ambassador Kennedy plants friendship blossoms in Ise

    April 16 - Ambassador Kennedy participated in a Friendship Blossoms tree planting on the grounds of the Ise Grand Shrine. The dogwoods are a return gift from the American people to the people of Japan in appreciation for cherry trees sent to the U.S. more than a century ago.

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  • African American History Month Event in Nagoya

    African American History Month Event in Nagoya

    February 12 - The Consulate held a filmshowing program of The Butler, followed by discussion with Jeff Adler, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Tokyo.

  • Study in the U.S. for High School Students

    Study in the U.S. for High School Students

    January 13 - At a study abroad fair sponsored by Aichi Board of Education, the Consulate hosted a booth and arranged a program by Education USA/Fulbright Japan to promote study in the United States.

  • English Speech Contest in Nagoya

    English Speech Contest in Nagoya

    On November 30, PAS Nagoya and the Aichi America Japan Society jointly held an English speech contest for university students. Paige Bolduc and Darrin Schultz, American Fulbright fellows at Nagoya University, participated as judge and interacted with students at the reception after the contest.

  • Ambassador Kennedy Begins Official Duties

    Ambassador Kennedy Begins Official Duties

    Nov. 19 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy presented her diplomatic credentials to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan today, officially marking the beginning of her tenure.

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  • Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Arrives in Japan

    Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Arrives in Japan

    Nov. 15 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy arrived at Narita International Airport to take up her post as the first female U.S. Ambassador to Japan.

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  • Ambassador-Designate Kennedy Introduces Herself

    Ambassador-Designate Kennedy Introduces Herself

    Nov. 13 - In a State Department video presentation, Caroline Kennedy said, "I'm deeply honored that President Obama has asked me to serve as the United States Ambassador to Japan."

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  • Dogwood Tree Initiative in the Tokai Region

    In 1912, Japan gave the United States a gift of 3,000 cherry trees as a token of friendship between the two nations. In commemoration of the gift, the people of the United States today are offering 3,000 dogwood trees to the people of Japan through the Friendship Blossoms Initiative. Planting ceremonies were held in Aichi, Mie, Shizuoka and Gifu in 2013 and 2014.

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  • TOMODACHI
    TOMODACHI
    TOMODACHI is a public-private partnership that supports Japan's recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, and invests in the next generation of Japanese and Americans. Ambassador Kennedy welcomed new support for the TOMODACHI Initiative to foster U.S.-Japan Exchanges.

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  • "U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Southeast Asia"
    "U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Southeast Asia"
    Please join us for a lecture & discussion with Mr. Murray Hiebert, Deputy Director, Senior Fellow, and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The lecture will be from 14:00 to 16:00 on Monday, October 27, at the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry.