Japan

Silhouette of people standing at the Tidal Basin surrounded by cherry blossoms (© J. David Ake/AP Images)video

Cherry blossom trees symbolize enduring U.S.-Japan ties [video]

Take a virtual walk among the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin in Washington and learn more about their history in this 360-degree video!
Two women standing in front of couch and next to small glass table set for tea (State Dept./Allison Shelley)

U.S. vice president’s wife welcomes Japan’s Akie Abe

Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, pays a visit to Karen Pence at the residence of the U.S. vice president in Washington.
Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump sitting on a white couch in front of flags (© Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images)

Trump, Japan’s Abe stand in solidarity

President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe are united on how to deal with North Korea and agree that a nuclear North Korea cannot be tolerated. They also pledge to work for free and fair trade.
Three young schoolchildren walking on road (© QxQ Images/Alamy)

Teaching English in Japan shapes lives, including the teachers’

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program gives Americans and others a chance to live in Japan while teaching English. Here's one person's experience.
Chinese woman in costume holding fan (White House)

Highlights from President Trump’s Asia trip

President Donald J. Trump just wrapped up a historic five-country trip to Asia. Here are some memorable moments that you might have missed.
Man leaping as woman plays musical instrument (Margaret Schulman)

Decades later, Japan’s gift to Americans is still vibrant

The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, a gift from Japan in 1976, is celebrating its reopening with artwork and performances that pay tribute to the country.
Drawing of three Japanese men and woman (Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2008680261)

Japanese woodblock prints online — and free

The most recent gift from the U.S. Library of Congress to the world is a collection of more than 2,500 stunning Japanese woodblock prints.
Man with a hat and sunglasses next to a man looking into film camera (© AFP/Getty)

A Japanese director’s lasting influence on American cinema [video]

America’s greatest living filmmakers speak with a common theme when talking about Japan’s legendary screenwriter and director Akira Kurosawa.
Tokyo buildings lit up at night (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Japan through the lens of American film [video]

Here is a sampling of moments from American movies that try to capture the magic of Japan.