Welcome to our JFK and Japan section. Learn more about our recent initiatives in Japan and explore related resources from our archives.  

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   Okuma Auditorium - Waseda University - Tokyo Japan


On March 18, 2015, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation held its first international symposium, The Torch Has Been Passed: JFK’s Legacy Today, at Waseda University in Tokyo. Former US President Bill Clinton delivered the keynote address and Caroline Kennedy, US Ambassador to Japan, provided welcoming remarks.

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The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is honored to recognize the generous support of our sponsors. Together, we celebrate President Kennedy’s vibrant legacy of science, innovation, inclusion, public service and global citizenship.

Corporate Sponsors - The Torch Has Been Passed: JFK's Legacy Today - Raytheon, EMC, Boeing, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, MGM Resorts International, Morgan Stanley, IronHorse - JFK Library Foundation 


Visit the Resources page to learn more about John F. Kennedy’s service in World War II in the South Pacific, and the history of US-Japanese relations during President Kennedy’s administration. View related material from our archives, access five of President Kennedy’s most historic speeches and watch video of his inaugural speech translated into Japanese.