Okinawa Governor Race Begins as U.S. Military Base Transfer Eyed
Mainichi Shimbun, Oct 30

Japan Crown Princess Masako Attends First Banquet in 11 Years
BBC News, Oct 30

Tepco May Ask U.S. Utility to Inspect Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Plant
Japan Times, Oct 30

Chefs and Scientists Team Up to Make Japanese Food Even More Delicious
The Washington Post, Oct 27

Tokyo's Soft Power Problem
The New York Times, Oct 24

Miyazaki to Receive Academy's Governors Award
Rafu Shimpo, Oct 21

Kansas City's Aoki to Join List of Japanese Who Have Appeared in World Series
The Wall Street Journal, Oct 21

Abe to gather expert opinions on next sales tax hike
The Japan Times, Oct 21

Ruling parties look to regroup after resignations of ministers
Mainichi, Oct 21

U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense
Reuters, Oct 21

Nightlife in Japan: Party on
The Economist, Oct 21

Why Rapid Downfall of Two Ministers Matters for Japan
The Wall Street Journal, Oct 20

Japan's Economy: Consumptive
The Economist, Oct 18

Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni; several lawmakers visit shrine
The Japan Times, Oct 17

Ex-U.S. POWs visit Japan, recall horrors of war
Japan Today, Oct 17

Japan may ramp up Ebola aid, Abe tells ASEM
The Japan Times, Oct 17

Japan proposes dialogue with China to settle Senkaku spat
Mainichi, Oct 16

Japan's weapons-makers now open for business
Japan Today, Oct 15

Obama, Abe discuss TPP, Ebola by phone
Japan Today, Oct 15

Virtual Idol Makes American TV Debut on Letterman Show
The Wall Street Journal, Oct 10

Japan, S Korea finance ministers to meet in Washington
Japan Today, Oct 10

U.S., Japan eye closer security ties in Japan defense pact update
Reuters, Oct 8

U.S. Experts Challenge Abe View of 'Comfort Women'
The Wall Street Journal, Oct 7

The mystery of Japan's sluggish exports
The Economist, Oct 6

Food fight
The Economist, Oct 6

Japan, America and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Stalemate
The Economist, Oct 2

New Japanese Price Index Shows Inflation Lingers
Wall Street Journal, Sept 29, 2014

At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano, search called off
Reuters, Sept 29, 2014

9 Ways Japan Can Better Tell Its Story to the World
The Diplomat, Sept 29, 2014

Abe vows bold steps for local revitalization
The Japan News, Sept 29, 2014

Gambling in Japan: Balls in the air
The Economist, Sept 27, 2014

Abe pledged $50 million in humanitarian aid to stem Islamic State crisis
The Japan Times, Sept 26, 2014

Japan again seeks a permanent UNSC seat; China the biggest hurdle
The Asahi Shimbun, Sept 26, 2014

Evolution of the Japanese Language: Dissing, Panicking and Riding a Cab
The Wall Street Journal, Sept 25, 2014

Japan's Road Warrior Diplomacy
The Diplomat, Sept 25, 2014

Japan Needs Global Growth to Boost Exports Says OECD Official
The Wall Street Journal, Sept 22, 2014

Froman Calls for Abe's Decision on TPP
The Japan News, Sept 20, 2014

Finance Ministers of Japan, China, S Korea Meet
NHK World, Sept 19, 2014

U.S. Calls for Japan to Buckle Down on Pacific Trade Pact
Reuters, Sept 18, 2014

Japan Trade Deficit Narrows in August
BBC News, Sept 17, 2014

CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Online Music
The New York Times, Sept 16

A Necessary Asian Defense Boost
The Wall Street Journal, Sept 15, 2014

All-Japanese Families Take a Chance on International Schools
The Japan Times, Sept 14, 2014

Abe waiting on third-quarter indicators before deciding whether to raise sales tax to 10%
The Japan Times, Sept 14, 2014

Japan, U.S. to compile interim defense guidelines in October
The Japan Times, Sept 13, 2014

IMF's Legarde to Japan on Women: Good Work, But Not Enough
The Wall Street Journal, Sept 12, 2014

New Tohoku town comes to life
The Japan News, Sept 11, 2014

Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo

Reuters, Sept 10, 2014

Nago voters send a message

The Japan Times, Sept 9, 2014

California, Japan Sign Memorandum of Cooperation
Rafu Shimpo, Sept 9, 2014

Abe Backs Women With Tough Jobs
The Wall Street Journal, Sept 9, 2014

Yen drops to lowest levels in six years

The Japan News, Sept 5, 2014

JR East ready to pitch Shinkansen technology in California
The Japan News, Sept 5, 2014

Abe Cabinet Profiles
The Japan Times, Sept 3, 2014

Abe issues policy priority list, with Tohoku and women at the forefront
The Japan Times, Sept 3, 2014

Is Japan's Grand Security Strategy the Key to Preserving U.S. Power in Asia?
Foreign Policy, Sept 2, 2014

Japan's 'Abenomics' Feared in Trouble as Challenges Build
Reuters, Sept 2, 2014

Japan's Military Spending: Tooling Up
The Economist, Sept 1, 2014

Haruki Murakami's 'Colorless Tsukuru' Tops Best-Seller List Again
The Wall Street Journal, Sept 1, 2014

Tohoku Cities to Jointly Stage Food Fairs in Four U.S. Cities in October
Japan Times, Aug 27, 2014

Abe to Reshuffle Cabinet on Sept 3
Mainichi Daily News, Aug 26, 2014

Abe Visits Hiroshima, Vows Support
The Japan News, Aug 25, 2014

Kuroda Douses Japan Stimulus Expectations
The Wall Street Journal, Aug 25, 2014

Westernized 'Doraemon' Successful in North American Run
Asahi Japan Watch, Aug 25, 2014

Veterans' Book Heads to Camp Shelby and National WWII Museum
Rafu Shimpo, Aug 24, 2014

Railways Plan Faster Access to Central Tokyo from Haneda Airport
The Wall Street Journal, Aug 21, 2014

Heading to Pyongyang, Japanese Ex-Wrestler Hopes to Win Over North Korea
The Washington Post, Aug 21, 2014

Hello Kitty Joins the Space Race
NPR, Aug 20, 2014

Rebound in Exports Signals Hope in Japan
The New York Times, Aug 20, 2014

U.S. Official Says Unified with Japan on Need for Russian Sanctions
Reuters, Aug 20, 2014

Son, Nobel Laureate Tanaka Take Up Ice Bucket Challenge
The Wall Street Journal, Aug 20, 2014

Schatz Beats Hanabusa in Tight Race
Rafu Shimpo, Aug 18, 2014

With Eye on China, Japanese Premier Skips War Shrine
The New York Times, Aug 15, 2014

Haruki Murakami's 'Colorless Tsukuru' Comes Out in U.S.
The Wall Street Journal, Aug 12, 2014

Horinouchi Appointed Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles
Rafu Shimpo, Aug 12, 2014

BOJ Offers Bleaker Exports View, but Kuroda Stays Upbeat
Reuters, Aug 8, 2014

U.S. Experts Eye Japanese Drug in Race for Ebola Cure
The Japan Times, Aug 8, 2014

Showdown with China Looms at Regional Security Summit
Japan Today, Aug 8, 2014

Feeling the Pinch
The Economist, Aug 7, 2014

Full Text of Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2014
The Japan Times, Aug 6, 2014

Discussion on Abe's 'Third Arrow' in Torrance
Rafu Shimpo, Aug 5, 2014

Japan's Security Fears Grow as Neighbors Build Up Arms
Reuters, Aug 5, 2014

Japan Imposes New Sanctions on Russia But Keeps a Diplomatic Door Open
The New York Times, Aug 5, 2014

Caroline Kennedy To Attend Hiroshima Ceremony
The Wall Street Journal, Aug 4, 2014


In this interview with the New York Times, USJC Board of Councilors Member George Takei talks about growing up in a Japanese American internment camp, visiting Japan, and his passion for the U.S.-Japan relationship. Mr. Takei also discusses “Allegiance,” his Broadway-bound musical about a family’s experiences at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming internment camp.

In late 2013, U.S.-Japan Council Board Members and Council Members were featured in a Nikkei Business Publications profile of prominent Japanese Americans entitled Japanese-Americans: Personal Networks Across the Pacific.

USJC President Irene Hirano Inouye and Board of Directors Members Gary Moriwaki and Susan Onuma received profiles, as well as Board of Councilors Members Norman Y. Mineta, Hiromitsu Ogawa, Daniel Okimoto, Masaaki Tanaka, Paul Terasaki, the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye and Council Members James Higa and Yosuke Honjo. While originally published for the Nikkei Business magazine, features are posted in English and available online at http://business.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/eng/20131125/256265/. The U.S.-Japan Council is composed of Japanese American leaders dedicated to the U.S.-Japan relationships across all sectors of society. We are proud of the recognition our Members received as leaders in their communities.

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