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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

  • President Obama arrives in Japan

    President Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit

    April 24 - President Obama began his visit to Asia by landing here in Tokyo on Wednesday night. The President spoke to the press together with Prime Minister Abe before their meeting.

  • 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.

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  • 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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