March 1 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy arranged for U.S. Consulate Sapporo to send an American girl doll to Tsuyako Matsumoto, who donated a hina doll collection to the White House 53 years ago, when Ambassador Kennedy lived there as a child with her father, President John F. Kennedy.ALSO: Story Video
Feb. 14 - On her first official trip to Hokkaido, Ambassador Kennedy visited the Ainu Museum in Shiraoi with Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi to learn about Ainu history and culture, and how the government is working to preserve and share the Ainu indigenous culture.ALSO: Photos
The U.S. Consulate General Sapporo
The U.S. Consulate General Sapporo promotes close ties between the United States and northern Japan. The Consulate consists of Consular, Political, Economic, Commercial, Public Affairs and Management Sections.
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