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 ...

Feb 13, 2014

U.S. envoy Kennedy visits planned air base location

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Thursday visited a location planned to accommodate a replacement for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, which is in Ginowan, Okinawa. The visit to Camp Schwab in the Henoko district of Nago on the eastern shore of ...

Kennedy visits Okinawa to meet local officials

Feb 11, 2014

Kennedy visits Okinawa to meet local officials

Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday made her first visit to Okinawa since she became U.S. ambassador in November. She will meet officials of the prefecture that hosts the bulk of the U.S. military presence in Japan. Arriving at Naha Airport on an evening flight with ...

Jan 23, 2014

South Korea urged to move ties forward

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday stressed his hopes for moving Tokyo’s relations with Seoul forward in a meeting with South Korean Second Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul. According to the Foreign Ministry, Kishida described Japan’s relations with South Korea as “important to Japan” ...

Boston's Uehara, Tazawa visit Caroline Kennedy in Tokyo

Jan 21, 2014

Boston's Uehara, Tazawa visit Caroline Kennedy in Tokyo

Boston Red Sox pitchers Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa met Tuesday with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy during a tour to share the 2013 World Series trophy with baseball fans in in the country. Earlier in the day, the two pitchers presented Prime ...

Kennedy tweets concern over Taiji dolphin hunt

Jan 19, 2014

Kennedy tweets concern over Taiji dolphin hunt

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has tweeted her concern at the “inhumaneness” of a Wakayama Prefecture village’s traditional dolphin hunt. “Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing. USG (U.S. Government) opposes drive hunt fisheries,” she tweeted Friday. Kennedy, the lone surviving child of ...