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  • Ambassador Kennedy

    Video of Our Aug. 1 Student Visa Day

    Ambassador Kennedy spoke to students at our special visa event on Aug. 1, highlighting the importance of studying abroad. Afterwards, the students asked questions about studying and life in America.

  • Secretary Kerry

    Religious Freedom Report Released for 2013

    July 29 - Secretary of State John Kerry announced the latest Religious Freedom Report calling it "a demonstration of the abiding commitment of the American people and the entire U.S. Government to the advancement of freedom of religion worldwide."

  • Ambassador Kennedy

    Ambassador Kennedy's Mainichi Interview

    June 2 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy discussed a wide range of bilateral issues in a May 30 interview with the Mainichi Shimbun. (Mainichi Shimbun photo

  • 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.

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Study Abroad

  • American English
    Study American English and American Culture
    The State Dept. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers a website for teachers and learners of English as a Foreign Language.

  • J-1 Visa State
    J-1 Visa Information
    The Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa category is for individuals
    approved to participate in work- and study-based exchange visitor
  • Exchange Programs
    Exchange Programs
    Exchange programs are available for both U.S. citizens and non-citizens.

Non-Immigrant Visa Interview

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