Ambassador and Ms. Roos Visit Kumamoto

Oct. 21 - During their Oct. 17-18 visit to Kumamoto Prefecture, Ambassador John V. Roos and Ms. Susan H. Roos enjoyed the 22nd annual Country Gold International Country Music Festival, met Governor Ikuo Kabashima, and attended the annual meeting and reception of the Kumamoto Japan-America Society. At Country Gold, Ambassador Roos presented Charlie Nagatani with a certificate of appreciation for contributing to U.S.-Japan relations by bringing American country music to Japan for more than 50 years. Later, with students at Kumamoto University, the Ambassador discussed topics such as President Obama's leadership style and the importance of studying abroad, and Ms. Roos spoke about "Women in the Workplace."