In partnership with the U.S.-Japan Council, U.S. CULCON periodically convenes summits for organizations who sponsor legislative exchanges for Members of Congress, their staff, and Japanese Diet members. These meetings provide an opportunity to meet other individuals and organizations promoting people-to-people exchange and share best practices, explore new ways to engage U.S. Congressional leaders, and promote travel and exchange between Japan and the United States. Participants are also given the opportunity to share information about future plans for legislative exchange and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

For more information on specific meetings, please visit:

Organizations whose representatives have attended past summits include:

Congressional Study Group on Japan, U.S. Former Members of Congress: An independent forum for members of Congress and senior staff to discuss major issues facing the U.S.-Japan alliance.
(http://usafmc.org/international-programs/congressional-study-groups/congressional-study-group-on-japan//)

Embassy of Japan: The diplomatic mission of Japan to the United States.
(http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/)

Japan Center for International Exchange, Inc. : A foreign policy think tank located in Tokyo that is dedicated to strengthening Japan’s role in international dialogue and cooperation.
(http://www.jcie.or.jp)

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation: A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation among the nations and peoples of Asia and the U.S.
(http://mansfieldfdn.org/)

Meridian International Center: A non-profit organization that works closely with the U.S. Department of State, NGOs, international governments, and the private sector to create programs that promote cultural exchange and global leadership.
(http://meridian.org/)

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA: A non-profit organization founded through the assistance of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan that promotes awareness of the Asia-Pacific region in the U.S.
(http://www.spfusa.org/)

Sigur Center for Asian Studies: A research institute and home of the Asian Studies Program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.
(http://www2.gwu.edu/~sigur/)

The National Bureau of Asian Research: A non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington that seeks to inform and strengthen Asia-Pacific Policy.
(http://www.nbr.org/research/initiative.aspx?id=42)

U.S. Department of State: The department of the U.S. government responsible for international relations with the United States.
(http://www.state.gov/)

US-Asia Institute: A non-profit, United Nations-associated organization dedicated to improving and strengthening ties between the people and governments of the U.S. and Asia.
(http://usasiainstitute.org/)

U.S.-Japan Council: A non-profit organization that explores issues that benefit communities, businesses, and government entities in Japan and the U.S.
(http://www.usjapancouncil.org/)