About American View

“American View” is the official magazine of the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo. American View was established in 2006 as a way for the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Japan to communicate with the Japanese public. We aim to provide a “view” of American culture and society, and also look at issues and events in the bilateral relationship of interest to our readers.

Throughout the years, we’ve focused on a wide range of themes, including people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the United States, women's empowerment , travel and tourism, and the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance. In American View, you can expect to see thought-provoking articles, videos of events and performances, interviews, fun facts about the U.S., and stunning photography. The opinions expressed in the articles do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. government.

Since many of our readers are hoping to improve their English skills, we offer both Japanese and English versions of most articles and occasional short explanations of English terms and buzzwords.

We hope you’ll enjoy browsing through the website and reading some of the in-depth articles offered here. But above all, we want you to be part of the conversation. We encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to submit comments and tell us your stories about real-life experiences that are linked to U.S.-Japan relations. Please submit stories here.

Print Version Available!

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo also produces a print version of the American View magazine. Schools and groups that would like to receive copies of the print version should fill out the form below. Please be aware that we may not be able to honor every request because there is a limit to the number of copies available. Thank you. (This service is temporarily unavailable. A notice will be posted here when the service is resumed.)