Jul 31, 2014

U.S. envoy Kennedy to attend Hiroshima A-bomb ceremony

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will attend the annual A-bomb ceremony in Hiroshima next week to mark the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of the city, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. Kennedy previously visited Hiroshima during her first trip to ...

Jul 30, 2014

Kennedy presents birthday cake to Kishida

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy presented a birthday cake to Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday, his 57th birthday. In a 30-minute meeting at the Foreign Ministry, Kennedy celebrated Kishida’s birthday, telling him that July 29 is a special day, according to the ...

Abe signs condolence book for former envoy Baker

Jun 30, 2014

Abe signs condolence book for former envoy Baker

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the U.S. Embassy on Monday to sign the condolence book for Howard Baker, the former ambassador who passed away Thursday. Abe bowed to a photograph of Baker, who during his career had also been the Senate majority leader, and ...

Jun 11, 2014

Kennedy to visit Okinawa, mark WWII

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will attend a memorial ceremony in Okinawa Prefecture on June 23 to commemorate the victims of the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday. It will be the second visit to Okinawa by Kennedy, who ...

Kennedy tours wrecked Fukushima plant for first time

May 14, 2014

Kennedy tours wrecked Fukushima plant for first time

Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, got a firsthand look Wednesday inside the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kennedy, wearing a yellow helmet and a white protective suit with her last name emblazoned on it, ...

Abe, Kennedy hitch maglev ride

Apr 12, 2014

Abe, Kennedy hitch maglev ride

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inspected a magnetically levitated train with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on a test track in Yamanashi Prefecture on Saturday. Abe, who offered support for using the technology in the United States to President Barack Obama in February 2013, ...

Apr 11, 2014

Kennedy to join Abe on maglev train inspection

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will join Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday to inspect a magnetically levitated train system in Yamanashi Prefecture, the government said Friday. In November, Abe met with executives from a U.S. group that is pushing to build such ...

Apr 11, 2014

ISS chief in Japan-U.S. 'tweetup'

A rare “tweetup” — a meeting of people who know each other on Twitter — involving an ambassador, an astronaut and a prime minister, has taken place on a video-link between Japan and the International Space Station. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Ambassador ...