Mar 11, 2014

Kennedy sends support tweet

The U.S. military on Tuesday vowed continued support for rebuilding the Tohoku region, while Ambassador Caroline Kennedy sent out a message on Twitter saying, “In my prayers today: The women and men of Tohoku who are rebuilding their communities.” In a statement issued by ...

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 ...

Students thank U.S. military for aid

Mar 28, 2013

Students thank U.S. military for aid

A group of students from the tsunami-hit town of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, met Tuesday with U.S. military personnel at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego to thank them for their relief efforts under Operation Tomodachi two years ago. The six high school ...

Scholar tries to ease Okinawa's U.S. pains

Nov 24, 2012

Scholar tries to ease Okinawa's U.S. pains

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Three years ago, Robert Eldridge gave up his associate professorship at Osaka University to work on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa. He said he thought he could make bigger contributions to U.S.-Japan relations in the prefecture than by teaching about the ...