Ichiro Fujisaki

Former ambassador to U.S.: Abe, Obama must send message on...
Ichiro Fujisaki, the former ambassador to the United States, during an interview in Tokyo on April 22 (Izumi Sakurai)
Despite growing doubts, the Japan-U.S. alliance remains on solid ground ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s state visit to Japan, Ichiro Fujisaki, the former ambassador to ...
U.S. frustrated with Japan's initial response to Fukushima
An aerial view of the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka Naval Base (Photo by Naoko Kawamura)
Between late on March 14, 2011, and early the next morning, a top secret diplomatic cable arrived at the Foreign Ministry.
Japanese ambassador felt something not right before State...
A copy of the evacuation advisory issued by the U.S. government to its citizens in Japan (Hidefumi Nogami)
The consensus that was developing in the teleconference that began at 1:30 a.m. on March 16, 2011, U.S. Eastern Standard Time, demonstrated the extent to which the U.S....
U.S. official sought 'heroic sacrifice' from Japan
The Japanese Embassy in Washington (Hidefumi Nogami)
At 9 a.m. on March 16, 2011, Kurt Campbell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, invited Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki into his office in...
Tears from an old Japan hand at the State Department
Kurt Campbell (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
For the second time that day, shortly before noon on March 16, 2011, in Washington, Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan's ambassador to the United States, was meeting with Kurt Campbell,...
Gratitude expressed by Japan's commander in chief
A CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter (Hidefumi Nogami)
By the afternoon of March 15, 2011, the Defense Ministry had prepared a rough plan to cool the overheating reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant by using...
U.S. maintained sense of urgency over nuclear accident
The Stars and Stripes flies outside the White House. (Hidefumi Nogami)
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, summoned Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese ambassador, to the Pentagon at 4:30 p.m. on March 29, 2011. It was 5:30 a.m....
PROMETHEUS TRAP (15): U.S. maintained sense of urgency over...
The Stars and Stripes flies outside the White House. (Hidefumi Nogami)
Editor's note: This is the final part of a series that has run in the past under the overall title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with the different responses...
PROMETHEUS TRAP (7): Gratitude expressed by Japan's commander in...
A CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter (Hidefumi Nogami)
Editor's note: This is the seventh part of a series that has run in the past under the overall title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with the different responses...
PROMETHEUS TRAP (5): Tears from an old Japan hand at the State...
Kurt Campbell (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Editor's note: This is the fifth part of a series that has run in the past under the overall title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with the different responses...
PROMETHEUS TRAP (4): U.S. official sought 'heroic sacrifice' from...
The Japanese Embassy in Washington (Hidefumi Nogami)
Editor's note: This is the fourth part of a series that has run in the past under the overall title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with the differences between Japan ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP (3): Japanese ambassador felt something not right...
A copy of the evacuation advisory issued by the U.S. government to its citizens in Japan (Hidefumi Nogami)
Editor's note: This is the third part of a series that has run in the past under the overall title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with the differences between Japan...
PROMETHEUS TRAP (1): U.S. frustrated with Japan's initial response ...
An aerial view of the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka Naval Base (Photo by Naoko Kawamura)
Editor's note: This is the first part of a series that has run in the past under the overall title of The Prometheus Trap. This series deals with the differences between Japan...
Japan: U.S. pact deters clash with China over isles
Ichiro Fujisaki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
WASHINGTON--Japan said Oct. 11 its security alliance with the U.S. is an important deterrent against conflict breaking out between China and Japan over disputed islands.
Cherry blossom festival marks 100 years since gift
Misia, left, and Hideki Togi perform at the opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington on March 25. (The Asahi Shimbun)
WASHINGTON--One hundred years ago, when Tokyo sent 3,020 cherry trees to the United States as a token of friendship, the Japanese presenters could have never imagined the...
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