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    Ambassador Kennedy at Hiroshima University

    April 17 - On her recent visit to Hiroshima, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy stopped at Hiroshima University for a roundtable discussion with students about study abroad and efforts to ensure lasting peace in the world.

  • First Lady

    First Lady Experiences Japanese Culture in Kyoto

    March 20 – First Lady Michelle Obama visited Kiyomizu Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, where she watched a Noh performance by students from Kyoto City University of the Arts, took part in an Urasenke tea ceremony, and joined a performance by Akutagawa High School’s Taiko Club.

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    CG Greenberg Attends Energy Server Installation

    March 9 – CG Greenberg joined Osaka Prefectural Governor Ichiro Matsui at the installation of a Bloom Energy server at the Osaka Prefectural Central Wholesale Market. The 1.2 megawatt server, which runs on solid oxide fuel cell technology, is the most powerful server of its kind to be in commercial use in Japan.

  • CG Greenberg and Mayor Nakayama

    Consul General Calls on Kyotango Mayor

    Feb. 27 - CG Greenberg made a courtesy call on Mr. Yasushi Nakayama, Mayor of Kyotango City. The CG thanked Kyotango residents’ welcome for Kyogamisaki Communications Site’s U.S. personnel, and praised Kyotango’s contribution to regional security and U.S.-Japan relations.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
    programs.
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    Exchange Programs
    Exchange programs are available for both U.S. citizens and non-citizens.

Scouting Jamboree

  • SCOUTNG JAMBOREE The 23rd World Scout Jamboree will be held in Japan from July 28 to Aug. 8, 2015. Get tips from the State Department for your safe and fun participation: [Here]

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TOMODACHI

  • TOMODACHI logo 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]

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