Departing U.S. Ambassador Roos offers words of support to Tohoku

Aug 8, 2013

Departing U.S. Ambassador Roos offers words of support to Tohoku

Departing U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos sent a reassuring message Thursday to the people of the Tohoku region still struggling after the March 2011 disasters struck, using the Japanese word “ganbatte” to encourage them on. “The most difficult period (in Japan) is without ...

Aug 3, 2013

Roos to attend A-bomb ceremony in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

U.S. Ambassador John Roos will attend this year’s atomic bomb ceremonies in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, sources said Friday. The Hiroshima event is Tuesday while the ceremony in Nagasaki will be held next Friday, commemorating the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings. The ...

Kennedy tapped as next U.S. ambassador

Jul 13, 2013

Kennedy tapped as next U.S. ambassador

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy, will become ambassador to Japan, sources close to the bilateral relationship said. Kennedy, an attorney and strong backer of President Barack Obama, will be taking up the post as Washington grapples with contentious ...