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December 2007
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Japanese and US Leaders Agree to Further Strengthen Alliance
In their first summit, held at the White House the morning of November 16, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and U.S. President George W. Bush agreed to further strengthen the Japan-US alliance. Prime Minister Fukuda called their partnership "the cornerstone of Japan's security and the foundation of peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region."

Ambassador Sakurai Visits Delawares
On November 29th Ambassador Sakurai visited Delaware, one of the six states in the jurisdiction of the Consulate. It was his first visit to the "First State". He met with Governor Ruth Ann Minner in Wilmington, Delaware's largest city, to exchange views on various issues, including foreign investment in the state and the management of Delaware state government.

Smooth as Melting Snow: The Akita Sake & Products Fair”
On November 9th, the Consulate co-hosted the Akita Sake & Products Fair with the Akita Sake Club at the Ambassador's official residence. The Akita Sake Club was established by Mr. Masatoshi Yamamoto and other natives of Akita in 2006 to introduce Akita's sakes, delicacies, and crafts to the people in the New York metropolitan area.

Japanese and U.S. Universities Forge New Ties
In a major academic exchange, the University of Tokyo and Yale University recently launched their "Todai-Yale Initiative". This groundbreaking agreement aims at strengthening collaboration ...
Culture Connection
A Japanese Food Critic's Perspective on New York's Japanese Cuisine
The 2008 Tokyo Michelin Guide was recently published and it has been the talk of the town. The famous guide awarded coveted stars to 150 restaurants in the city- making the Japanese capital the world leader in Michelin stars. New York City also boasts a large number of Japanese restaurants that received Michelin's prestigious award.
Ambassador Desk

On November 26th, I visited the Japanese Clinic at the Hamilton Madison House, a non-profit organization supporting immigrants. Its clinic offers mental health counseling services to Japanese people in New York.

Event Calendar
Asia Society Events in 2008

Asia Society
January 27, 2008
Poetry and Dance: Court Poetry and Dance
Tenri Cultural Institute
Performance Exhibitions
12/29 & 31
Telegram: Tribute to Kazuo Ohno
Emily Harvey Foundation
1/11 & 12 /08
Contemporary Dance Showcase Phase 2: Japan Society
9/20 - 3/16/08
Isamu Kenmochi and Isamu Noguchi
The Noguchi Museum
11/24 - Fall,08
Cornucopia: Recent Acquisitions in Japanese Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
12/20 - 1/20/08
Kanzaburo [Masked / Unmasked]
Kinokuniya Book store NY
1/9 - 1/26/08
Art of Kyoto, Kyo/Kiyomizu Ware

NY Coo Gallery
Music Lecture Cultural Events
2/8 ,9 /08
Akiko Yano: Voice & Piano
Japan Society
An Evening with Donald Keene
Japan Society
New Year's Party 2008
The Union League of Philadelphia
Cultural Events
Japanese New Year's Fair
14th Street Y, NYC
2/5 -2/ 17/08
Culture Festival : "JAPAN! culture + hyperculture"
Kennedy Center
Washington DC

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