May 13, 2014

Sony to hire ex-U.S. Ambassador Roos as outside director

Electronics giant Sony Corp. said Tuesday it will appoint former U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos and Kazuo Matsunaga, former vice minister of economy, trade and industry, as outside board directors. It will be the first time the company has appointed outside board members ...

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 ...

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

Dec 10, 2013

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday visited Nagasaki for the first time since taking up her post last month. After visiting the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Kennedy said the visit was a “deeply moving experience” and that she would like to support the activities ...

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 ...

Kennedy confirmed as U.S. envoy

Oct 17, 2013

Kennedy confirmed as U.S. envoy

The U.S. Senate late Wednesday approved Caroline Kennedy, the sole surviving child of assassinated President John F. Kennedy and an early supporter of President Barack Obama, as the next ambassador to Japan. On a hectic day in which Congress voted to end a government ...

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 ...

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 ...