Friendship Blossoms in Ehime
Feb 10 – Consul General Greenberg visited Uwajima Fisheries School in Ehime Prefecture for a planting ceremony for 100 of the 3,000 “Friendship Blossoms” dogwood trees gifted by the American people to Japan in commemoration of the 3,000 cherry trees Japan gave to Washington DC a century ago.
Remembering the 1995 Kobe Earthquake
Jan 17 – Twenty years after the devastating earthquake, Consulate General Osaka-Kobe remembers those who lost their lives in this tragic disaster and honors the survivors who have helped rebuild and revitalize the vibrant communities we live in today.ALSO: Video
CG Greenberg Visits Hiroshima
Dec 8 - Consul General Allen Greenberg visited Hiroshima, meeting with Mayor Matsui and Governor Yuzaki, attended a reception with the Japan-America Society of Hiroshima, and toured the Peace Memorial Museum and Honkawa Elementary School.
Ambassador Kennedy Greets Kyoto Prize Winners
Nov. 10 – Ambassador Kennedy attended the Award Ceremony for the 2014 Kyoto Prize and read a letter of congratulations to the three winners this year: Dr. Samuel Langer and Dr. Edward Witten from the United States, and Ms. Fukumi Shimura from Japan.
Supporting the Special Olympics in Fukuoka
Nov. 10 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and members of the diplomatic community cheered for athletes at the Special Olympics Nippon National Summer Games Fukuoka 2014.
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In Case of Emergency
- TOMODACHI is a public-private partnership that supports Japan's recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, and invests in the next generation of Japanese and Americans. [More]