Kennedy lauds Tohoku survivor spirit

Nov 26, 2013

Kennedy lauds Tohoku survivor spirit

New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday praised the courage and patience of people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region on the second day of her tour through the disaster-stricken area. Visiting the lone “miracle pine” that ...

Kennedy makes first visit to Tohoku

Nov 25, 2013

Kennedy makes first visit to Tohoku

New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy visited Miyagi Prefecture on Monday for the first time since assuming her post and was briefed on the devastation wrought by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region. During her visit, Kennedy met with Miyagi ...

Japan admiringly remembers JFK 50 years later

Nov 22, 2013

Japan admiringly remembers JFK 50 years later

Japanese fans of President John F. Kennedy took photos with his portrait, folded paper cranes and watched his inaugural ceremony on a monitor Friday to express admiration on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. “If he had lived longer, things might have been different,” ...

Nov 19, 2013

Welcoming Ambassador Kennedy

We hope that Ambassador Caroline Kennedy serves as a firm bridge between Japan and the United States and helps to strengthen mutual understanding.

New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy meets Emperor

Nov 19, 2013

New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy meets Emperor

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy traveled by horse-drawn carriage to the Imperial Palace to present her credentials to Emperor Akihito on Tuesday, giving the public a rare look at a diplomatic tradition. Hundreds of onlookers lined the avenues near the moat-ringed palace to snap pictures ...

Kennedy, Saiki vow to strengthen U.S.-Japan alliance

Nov 18, 2013

Kennedy, Saiki vow to strengthen U.S.-Japan alliance

New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Monday met with Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki in Tokyo, where the two agreed to strengthen the bilateral alliance, the Foreign Ministry said. During the roughly 25-minute meeting at Saiki’s office, Kennedy, 55, said it was ...

Tokyo-bound Kennedy attends welcome event

Nov 13, 2013

Tokyo-bound Kennedy attends welcome event

Caroline Kennedy, the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, attended a welcome event Tuesday in Washington hosted by the Japanese Embassy ahead of her departure for Tokyo. She is scheduled to arrive in Japan on Friday. Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a swearing-in ceremony ...