Archive for November, 2012

Friendship Blossoms-First 100 Dogwood Trees Planted in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

November 26, 2012 – 

U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos and Acting Governor of Tokyo Naoki Inose Planting Dogwood Tree in Yoyogi Park

On November 16, the “Friendship Blossoms — Dogwood Tree Initiative” celebrated the centennial anniversary of Japan’s historic gift of 3,000 » READ MORE

Open Doors Report: Continued Decline of Japanese Students in the United States

November 13, 2012 – 

Today the Institute of International Education (IIE) released its 2012 Open Doors Report, which annually tracks study abroad trends worldwide.  The report shows that in the 2011/12 academic year, 19,966 students from Japan studied in the U.S. This represents a » READ MORE

CULCON Education Task Force

November 1, 2012 – 

The CULCON Education Task Force is underway and preparing for a January 2013 meeting at which it will examine the causes of declining levels of exchange between Japanese and U.S. students in higher education and make recommendations to the highest » READ MORE

Hurricane Sandy Relief

November 1, 2012 – 

Our thoughts go out to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Emergency crews and relief organizations are hard at work helping those in need. Here is a list of volunteer organizations and relief organizations accepting donations:
http://www.fema.gov/volunteer-donate-responsibly » READ MORE