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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 Gov. Yoshihiro Murai and told him the U.S. government has not forgotten about those affected by the disaster, saying U.S. citizens were moved by the courage the victims have displayed. She also said it was important for her to make the visit, according to Miyagi government officials.

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