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  • Osaka to Host International Jazz Day 2014

    Osaka to Host International Jazz Day 2014

    March 5 - The U.S. welcomes the selection of Osaka as the host city for International Jazz Day 2014 on April 30. The events will include educational programs and performances at the Osaka School of Music and the All-Star Global Concert in Osaka Castle Park.

  • Ambassador Kennedy meets Okinawa Governor Nakaima

    Ambassador Kennedy meets Okinawa Governor Nakaima

    Feb. 12 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy met with Governor Hirokazu Nakaima in Naha, and she also laid flowers at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, expressing her hopes to "build a better future for our children and a more peaceful world."

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  • Ambassador Kennedy Welcomes the Red Sox

    Ambassador Kennedy Welcomes the Red Sox

    Ambassador Caroline Kennedy welcomed the Boston Red Sox, including star pitcher Koji Uehara, to her home, along with Tokyo's own Musashi Fuchu Little League World Champions and Japan's Women's National Softball Team.

  • 2013: A Year in Photos - from the White House

    2013: A Year in Photos - from the White House

    Jan. 10 - In 2013 we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. We honored our heroes and bounced back from national tragedies and natural disasters. We strengthened our relationships with allies around the world and took action to promote the American dream at home.

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  • Consul General Linehan [Photo by Fabio Ishikawa Bortoloci, 2012]

    Consul General Osaka-Kobe Facebook page

    CG Patrick Linehan launches a new information forum, inviting online guests to find out more. Please see link for further details: [Photo by Fabio Ishikawa Bortoloci, 2012]

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  • U.N. Investigates Human Rights Abuses in North Korea

    On February 17, the United Nations released an unprecedented report on Human Rights in North Korea based on a year-long investigation that involved interviews with over 80 witnesses, victims and prison camp survivors.

  • President Obama to Visit Japan in April

    Feb. 13 - President Obama will meet with Prime Minister Abe to highlight the historic steps the two countries are taking to modernize our 54-year alliance, deepen economic ties, and expand our cooperation.

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