In a Jiji Press article, Prime Minister Abe may hold talks with Obama, Xi, and Putin later this month. The Japanese government has started to arrange bilateral summits between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and leaders of the United States, China and Russia on the sidelines of a series of major international meetings to be held abroad later this month, informed sources said Monday.
This Jiji Press article is about the 2015 USJC Annual Conference.
In a Bloomberg article, the Takata Corp. air-bag recall, which is already affecting a dozen automakers in the U.S., may widen as the U.S. heightens its scrutiny. “Everyone’s got to be vigilant,” Foxx said in an interview Monday at a U.S.-Japan Council conference in Tokyo. “Even though our focus has been on the 12 manufacturers that we know pose a risk to safety of our consumers, it doesn’t preclude companies from doing their own testing. Our investigation remains open, so I wouldn’t preclude the possibility that other OEMs would be affected.”
Already connected to eight deaths related to the air-bag...
Yahoo! Japan published an article on November 10 discussing former U.S Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta's remarks about Japan's foreign relations following the Nikkei Internment Settlement. Norman Mineta, the first American of Japanese ancestry to become a Cabinet member in the United States, shared his opinion on the Chinese and Korean post-war settlement issues. He urged the Japanese government to issue a formal apology to its Asian neighbors, and aim towards the construction of positive future relations.
YAMATOTAKADA, Japan — Standing in front of the blackboard, Jeffrey Anderson began a class about Halloween by explaining the spooky creatures very carefully and slowly: skeleton, witch, werewolf and mummy.
The high school students looked on silently in what could have been complete incomprehension or, alternatively, absolute comprehension. It was difficult to tell.
Using sweeping hand gestures and occasionally asking his colleague to chip in with translation, “Jeff sensei” then urged the teenagers to stand up and use the new additions to their English vocabulary.
This Washington Post article is related to the TOMODACHI Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund (TAMF) Research Exchange...
KYOTO – Younger Japanese, especially women, should exercise not only their right to vote but also their right to hold elected office and enter politics, a visiting delegation of politicians from the United States said during a conference in Kyoto.
Six Asian-American state representatives from Hawaii, Vermont, Michigan, Alaska, Maryland, and Oklahoma told university students Monday that statistics show it is important to start a political career while young. If you don’t run for office to represent your values, who will, they asked.
USJC's Executive Vice President Suzanne Basalla wrote this article for Nippon.com.
People-to-People Relations: Lessons from 3/11
The invitation to write about my work with the U.S.-Japan Council provides the chance to reflect on why I place a high priority on people-to-people relations. During the early part of my career in alliance management, I didn’t fully appreciate that people-to-people ties are the base on which our security, trade, and global engagement rest. The Great East Japan Earthquake changed that. At the time, I was serving as senior advisor to John Roos, US ambassador to Japan, who had made clear from...
USJC's Executive Vice President Suzanne Basalla wrote this article for Nippon.com about Japan's Kakehashi Initiative.
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On April 28 in front of a “turn-away” crowd of well-wishers gathering on the South Lawn of the White House, US President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed Prime Minister Abe Shinzō and Japan’s First Lady Abe Akie by warmly declaring the visit a “celebration of the ties of friendship and family that bind our peoples.”
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We spoke to Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye, President of U.S.-Japan Council about the warm diplomatic and trade relationship between the U.S. and Japan
Ambassador Kennedy has said about the U.S.-Japanese relations that, I quote, "the depth and reach of our partnership affects all sectors of government, business, sciences, education and culture. There is always potential to do more, deepen our ties, and explore new opportunities together." How important are organizations such as yours for the further enhancement of Japanese-U.S. relations?
The mission of the U.S.-Japan Council is to strengthen people-to-people relations between the United States and Japan. This is a...
The 2015 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 11 to discuss issues pertinent to the U.S.-Japan bilateral relationship. The prime minister expressed his gratitude for the support of the delegation. Read more from The Rafu Shimpo here.
The 2015 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) concluded its trip to Japan from March 6-14 that included a visit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The delegation discussed the Prime Minister’s upcoming trip to the United States. Read more from the Pacific Citizen here.