J. Thomas Schieffer - Ambassador to Japan 2005-2009

Appointment:March 29, 2005
Presentation of Credentials:April 11, 2005
Termination of Mission:Left post, Jan. 15, 2009

Ambassador Schieffer
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Jan. 14   Address to the Japan National Press Club
Jan. 1   J. Thomas Schieffer: Japan must penalize possession of child porn


Dec. 18   Ambassador Schieffer's Holiday Message 2008
Dec. 12   Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Japan J. Thomas Schieffer: Diet Extension of MSDF Refueling Operation
Dec. 10   Address to The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan: "Reflections of an American Abroad"
Nov. 6   Ambassador Schieffer Speaks at Post-Election Press Conference
Oct. 10   Ambassador Schieffer Speaks to Students about Opportunities for Women
Sept. 25   Remarks Upon Arrival of the USS George Washington
July 3   Independence Day Message 2008: “Celebrating the Fourth of July”
May 30   Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer Discusses U.S.-Japan Relations in Online State Department Forum
May 28   Remarks Prior to the Departure of the USS Kitty Hawk
May 22   Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Japan J. Thomas Schieffer: Responding to Global Food Price Crisis
May 20   Address to The Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan: "The Price of Security in a Changing World"
April 21   Ambassador Schieffer Speaks at Life Sciences Summit
April 4   Address to the Yomiuri International Economic Society
March 5   Ambassador Schieffer's Remarks to the Embassy-ACCJ Joint Seminar on Healthcare
Jan. 31   We must fight child sexual abuse
Jan. 11   Statement by U.S. Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer on Japan's Passage of a New OEF Refueling Support Law

U.S. Speaking Tour - Jan. 4-18    (transcripts not available)

Jan. 18   University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
Jan. 18   Japan America Society of Southern California
Jan. 15   The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana
Jan. 14   The Japan Society of Northern California and the Asia Society of Northern California
Jan. 11   World Affairs Council of Northern California
Jan. 10   Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Jan. 9   Japan-America Society of the State of Washington
Jan. 4   Fort Worth Rotary Club


Dec. 25   Ambassador Schieffer's Holiday Message 2007
Oct. 24   Ambassador Schieffer Addresses Japan National Press Club
Sept. 6   Address to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
July 2   Best Wishes for Independence Day 2007
June 15   Ambassador Schieffer Addresses Yomiuri International Economic Society
Feb. 14   Ambassador Schieffer Speaks at ACCJ


Dec. 21   Ambassador Schieffer's Holiday Message 2006
Nov. 13   Ambassador Schieffer Speaks before U.S.-Japan Business Council
Oct. 27   Ambassador Schieffer Speaks at Japan National Press Club
Sept. 11   Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer Speaks at 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony
July 5   Ambassador Schieffer holds Embassy press conference on DPRK missile launches
July 5   Ambassador Schieffer Comments on North Korean Missile Launches
July 4   Ambassador Schieffer Offers Independence Day Greetings
June 21   Statements at Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty Signing Ceremony
June 17   Ambassador Schieffer's Q&A on North Korea and Missiles
April 19   Ambassador Schieffer Addresses Research Institute of Japan
April 17   Ambassador Schieffer Meets Foreign Minister Aso to Discuss Nuclear Safety
March 17   Ambassador Schieffer Addresses Asian Affairs Research Council
March 16   Joint Press Conference with Abductee Representatives
Feb. 17   Embassy Press Conference on Feb. 17 with Ambassador Schieffer
Feb. 13   Ambassador Thomas Schieffer Speaks to Okinawa Business Leaders
Jan. 26   Ambassador Schieffer Addresses U.S.-Japan Parliamentary Friendship League
Jan. 6   Statement Regarding the Murder of Ms. Yoshie Sato in Yokosuka City


Dec. 25   Ambassador Schieffer: U.S. Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers are Safe
Dec. 12   Ambassador Schieffer's Statement on Resumption of Beef Trade
Nov. 30   Ambassador Schieffer Speaks at FCCJ
Nov. 22   Reflecting on the Bush-Koizumi summit
Nov. 10   Ambassador Schieffer meets with Yokosuka Mayor Kabaya
Oct. 28   Nuclear-powered Carrier to Replace Kitty Hawk - Statement by Ambassador Schieffer
Sept. 11   Ambassador Schieffer Speaks at 9/11 Memorial Concert
July 20   Ambassador Schieffer Addresses Japan National Press Club
July 2   Ambassador Schieffer's Independence Day Message
April 18   Embassy Press Conference - April 18
April 8   Ambassador Schieffer: Statement on his Arrival in Japan
March 16   Senate Confirmation Hearing: Prepared Statement of Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer

As U.S. Ambassador to Australia 2001-2004

Dec. 15, 2004   Reflections on my Australian Journey
Aug. 20, 2004   Remarks to the South Australia Press Club
July 22, 2004   Remarks to the Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers' 46th Annual Convention
July 16, 2004   Statement on U.S. Congressional Approval of the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement
June 21, 2004   Statement to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
May 8, 2004   Address to the Coral Sea Celebration - Perth
March 23, 2004   An American Perspective on National Security in a Borderless World
July 10, 2003   American Foreign Policy in an Emerging New World