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 Okinawa ...

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 her husband, ...

Kennedy to pay highly anticipated visit to Okinawa

/ Feb 10, 2014

Kennedy to pay highly anticipated visit to Okinawa

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U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy arrives in Okinawa Tuesday for a highly anticipated visit that will center on the U.S. military presence and the unpopular relocation of a Marine base within the prefecture. While scheduled to meet with Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima, senior local business leaders ...

/ 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" in ...

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 Minister ...

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 of ...

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 remained ...