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Japan Welcomes U.S. President Trump

On Nov. 5-7, U.S. President Donald Trump visited Japan for the first time since becoming president. During his trip, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were received by their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. The president also held a summit meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Prime Minister Abe Attends APEC, ASEAN Meetings

The Japanese prime minister attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Danang, Vietnam on Nov. 10-11. 
Next, Abe headed to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in the Philippines.  
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New Abe Cabinet Inaugurated

The fourth Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was officially inaugurated on Nov. 1. 
The following day, Abe told the press: “The people have entrusted in me great responsibility. With the weight of this responsibility fully in mind, I will deliver results one by one. I will successively implement each of the matters I raised during the election.” 

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World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2017 Held in Tokyo

The conference, held Nov. 1-3, promotes efforts to achieve "a society where women shine" - a top priority for the Abe government. Many leading figures from around the world attended the conference to discuss women's empowerment and other important issues. Ivanka Trump, advisor to the U.S. president, gave a special speech on Nov. 3.

Japan House News

On Oct. 23, an advisory panel of experts involved with Japan House met in Tokyo to discuss the Japan House project, which seeks to foster awareness and appreciation for Japan around the world by showcasing the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, technology and more. Opening in Winter 2017, Japan House Los Angeles will be located in the Hollywood & Highland complex. 
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Recipients of Autumn 2017 Decorations

From the jurisidiction of the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, the following two distinguished persons will each be awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.

Ms. Kitty Sankey

Mrs. Thelma Press

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"Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan" Delegation in Southern California 

On Oct. 25-26, the "Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan" delegation headed by Ambassador Shotaro Oshima visited Southern California as part of its speaking tour that also took them to Texas and Northern California.
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Sister City Relationships Feted at Reception

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the Consulate General of Japan celebrated Japan-affiliated Sister Cities associations. The reception honored the 60th anniversaries of the Riverside, Pasadena and San Diego sister city relationships with Japan with a special cake-cutting ceremony.
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Honorary Consul General of Japan Kate Leonard Honored With Award 

Honorary Consul General of Japan in San Diego was awarded the Phillips Community Award at the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana's 2017 Leadership Awards Gala held on Oct. 19. 
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Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori

Seminar and Reception Highlight Fukushima's Recovery 

The Fukushima prefectural government and the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles jointly hosted on Oct. 18 a seminar of Fukushima's recovery, which featured a presentation by Governor Masao Uchibori. The seminar was followed by a reception that promoted the region's cuisine, including Fukushima beef shabu shabu and grilled steak.

Nebuta Float to Light Up Hollywood Christmas Parade 

L.A. Nebuta will be part of the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, Nov. 26. Find out more about how the history of L.A. Nebuta!

Kizuna Video Series: Little Tokyo Sweets & Historic Landmarks

The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles in association with Kizuna brings you a video series highlighting the unique features and history of the Japanese American community. Watch "Little Tokyo Sweets" to explore delicious options to satisfy your sweet tooth, and in "Who Knows Little Tokyo Better?" you'll learn about significant historic landmarks in the neighborhood! |
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