Deputy's Corner Blog by DCM Kurt Tong
Autumn in the garden

April 8 - Some of the most memorable events that I have joined during my years in Tokyo are reconciliation events surrounding World War II. On March 19, I had the honor of representing the Embassy at the Reunion of Honor on Iwo-To, the island formerly known as Iwo Jima. [More]

Recently, I flew from Narita to Washington-Dulles, and I was able to get from the bus that brings you to the immigration hall, through immigration and customs, and into a taxi in less than four minutes. Amazing, right? What is the secret? Global Entry. [More]

March 7 - I hosted a graduation reception on Feb. 10 for six brave Japanese students who participated in the first round of a new Embassy program called the "Embassy Academy." [More]

Feb. 28 - In December I joined a panel discussion celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study in Yokohama. This school is one of the key institutions helping making U.S.-Japan relations ever stronger. [More]

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