Archive for April, 2012

Obama-Noda Fact Sheet: United States-Japan Cooperative Initiatives

April 30, 2012 – 

President Obama and Prime Minister Noda met on April 30, 2012 and released a fact sheet on U.S.-Japan Cooperative Initiatives. Recognition of CULCON’s efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship is included in the official document: “The leaders welcomed achievements by » READ MORE

CULCON 50th Anniversary Film: looking back; looking forward.

April 16, 2012 – 

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, CULCON commissioned a film to outline the accomplishments of the organization.  The film was produced by former CULCON Panelist Regge Life and narrated by former CULCON Panelist George Takei.  The film was shown at the » READ MORE

CULCON Participates in Waseda University U.S.-Japan Higher Education Panel

April 15, 2012 – 

Re-posted from Waseda University website:  On Monday, April 9, 2012, the US-Japan Higher Education Panel was held at the Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo under Waseda University’s auspices (Supported by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technolog (MEXT), US-Japan » READ MORE

CULCON Presents Joint Statement to Prime Minister Noda

April 12, 2012 – 

CULCON Chairmen Thierry Porté and Minoru Makihara presented the CULCON XXV Joint Statement to Japanese Prime Minister Noda on April 11, 2012.   CULCON XXV was held on April 9-11, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan and covered such issues as arts/museum exchange » READ MORE

Wendy Kopp Addresses CULCON Symposium on Social Entreneurship as a Vehicle for Education Reform

April 11, 2012 – 

Wendy Kopp Addresses CULCON Symposium on Social Entreneurship as a Vehicle for Education Reform:  Wendy Kopp, Founder and CEO of Teach for America presented the keynote address at a CULCON symposium on April 11, 2012 in Tokyo.  She announced the » READ MORE

Twenty Fifth Plenary Session in Tokyo

April 10, 2012 – 

CULCON convened its twenty fifth plenary session in Tokyo, Japan on April 9-11, 2012.

CULCON proposed a major initiative to establish . . . “a new binational task force to address the optimal scale and focus of student exchanges » READ MORE

CULCON Mourns Passing of CULCON Panelist Tadashi Yamamoto

April 9, 2012 – 

CULCON Mourns Passing of CULCON Panelist Tadashi Yamamoto:   CULCON joins many in the international relations community in mourning the passing of Japan CULCON Panelist Tadashi Yamamoto, 76.  He was a strong advocate in developing a vibrant, internationalized civil society in » READ MORE