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US President Log 6 / Obama bids farewell to Emoperor and Empress on April 25

Tokyo, April 25, 2014, 10:00 am – 10:45 am Good morning from the Okura Hotel, where President Obama is bidding a formal farewell to the emperor and empress before departing for Seoul. The pool of correspondents was ushered to a hold area at the end of a hallway in the hotel,where Obama, after a...
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US President Log 5 / Japan welcomes Obama at Sate Dinner on April 24

Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014,6:55 pm – 10:00 pm The president left the hotel at 6:55 pm to return to the Imperial Palace for the state dinner. The lamps of a bridge reflected on the moat as the motorcade climbed the hill.  The president was first sighted in a rose colored receiving room with...
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US President Log 4 / Obama visits Meiji Shrine on April 24

Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014, 05:07 pm A 20 minute drive on emptied elevated highways took the motorcade to the Meiji Shrine which is surrounded by trees and was bathed in late afternoon sunlight. President Obama walked into the courtyard of the shrine, a large open space, flanked by Caroline Kennedy and the chief...
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US President Log 3 / Obama meets Japanese students at science museum on April 24

Tokyo, April 24, 2014, 3:00 pm – President Obama arrived at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) at 3 pm ======= (Background information provided by the White House) President Obama and Ambassador Caroline Kennedy will tour the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation together with Dr. Mamoru Mohri, chief executive director...
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US President Log 2 / Obama visits Imperial and Akasaka palaces on April 24

Tokyo, April 24,2014, 09:00 am – 2:00 pm The motorcade pulled away from the president’s hotel at 9:17 am headed for the Imperial Palace. The motorcade entered the Imperial Palace through an ornate gate and moved across an asphalt courtyard, traversing a bridge across a moat and climbing a hill past Imperial Guards in...
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US President Log 1 / Obama dines with Abe at sushi restaurant in Tokyo on April 23

+ April 23, 2014 in Japan Time + At 7:06 pm local time, President Obama disembarked from Air Force One at Haneda Airport and was greeted by a group of American and Japanese officials. The full list, per the White House, is below. Caroline Kennedy, United States Ambassador to Japan Hirotaka Ishihara, Parliamentary Senior...
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2014 / Santa Barbara / Documentary film about exchange between Americans and atomic-bombed Hiroshima’s children, Jan 26

Film Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard

A picture drawn by a Honkawa Elementary school students in Hiroshima in the harrowing year after the atomic bombing of the city. Film “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard”  Sunday, Jan. 26, from 3:00 – 5:30 pm Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara 1535 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 965-4583 www.ussb.org A reception...
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2014 / Local Japan elections cast shadow for Abe, WSJ reports

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Wall Street Journal, Saturday, January 18, 2014 Local Japan Elections Cast Shadow for Abe By Toko Sekiguchi TOKYO – Having won both parliamentary chambers last year, 2014 was supposed to be an election-free year for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe—at least none that would rock his policy boat in any meaningful way. But an unscheduled...
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2013 / Dec ‘13 educational tour to Japan by Terasaki Family Foundation

Terasaki Educational Tour Dec '13

    Terasaki Foundation Winter 2013 Educational Tour to JAPAN December 15 – December 29, 2013 Application deadline: September 20 A once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Tohoku, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, experience Japanese culture, attend fascinating lectures at distinguished universities, create new friendships, and help bridge American and Japanese cultures. The tour...
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