U.S. CULCON periodically convenes a Summit of organizations involved in U.S.-Japan relations. These meetings provide participants with the opportunity to be informed about a relevant topic, meet other individuals and organizations promoting public diplomacy and people-to-people exchange, share best practices, and promote travel and exchange between Japan and the United States.

For more information on past summits please visit the following pages:

Representatives of the following organizations have attended U.S. CULCON Summits:

American Association of State Colleges and Universities: A Washington-based association of higher education dedicated to learning, teaching, and research to advance the region’s economic progress and cultural development.
(http://www.aascu.org/)

Asia Policy Point: A non-profit research center that serves the needs of executives, scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists by integrating information on Japan, U.S.-Japan technology, and economic policy with research and strategic planning.
(http://jiaponline.org/index.html)

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, Institute of International Education: A scholarship program that supports U.S. undergraduates studying in areas critical to the U.S. and underrepresented in study abroad.
(https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship)

Center for Strategic and International Studies:A non-profit think tank located in Washington D.C. that conducts studies on political, economic, and security issues throughout the world.
(http://csis.org/)

Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Institute of International Education: A non-profit organization that assists in administering the Fulbright Scholar Program.
(http://www.cies.org/)

East-West Center in Washington: An education and research organization that seeks to strengthen relations among the peoples and nations of Asia and the United States.
(http://www.eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington)

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

Freer and Sackler Galleries: The Smithsonian Institution’s national museums of Asian art.
(http://www.asia.si.edu)

George Washington University: A private university located in Washington, D.C.
(http://www.gwu.edu)

Harvard University: A private university located in Cambridge, MA.
(http://www.harvard.edu)

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York: An organization dedicated to strengthening the partnership between the U.S. and Japan.
(http://www.cgp.org)

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)

Japan ICU Foundation: An independent organization located in New York City that works with International Christian University in Tokyo to be an exemplary liberal arts university.
(http://jicuf.org/)

Japan Matters for America: A collaboration between the East-West Center in Washington and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
(http://www.asiamattersforamerica.org/japan)

Japan-America Society of Washington DC: A non-profit organization that promotes understanding and networking between Americans and Japanese through cultural, public affairs, and educational programs.
(http://www.jaswdc.org/)

Japan-America Student Conference: An educational and cultural exchange program for Japanese and American university students.
(http://iscdc.org/jasc/)

JET Alumni Association, DC Chapter:An organization for current and former JET participants in the DC Area.
(http://jetaadc.org)

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies: A division of Johns Hopkins University devoted to the study of international affairs, economics, diplomacy, and policy research.
(http://www.sais-jhu.edu)

Kizuna Across Cultures: A non-profit organization that seeks to foster international friendship between youths of Japan and the U.S.
(http://www.kacultures.org)

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/)

Mitsubishi International Corporation: A subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation that seeks to create international business opportunities.
(http://www.mitsubishicorp.com/us/en/)

National Association of Japan-America Societies: A non-profit organization that offers programs about Japan and U.S.-Japan relations to the general public through its network of member societies.
(http://www.mitsubishicorp.com/us/en/)

National Endowment for the Arts: An independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation.
(http://arts.gov)

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 Asia Research Program: A partnership between the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center designed to reinvigorate and advance the policy-relevant study of contemporary Asia.
(http://www.nbr.org/research/initiative.aspx?id=42)

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 Education: The department of the U.S. government that establishes policy for and coordinates federal assistance to education.
(http://www.ed.gov/)

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

University of Virginia: A public university located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
(http://www.virginia.edu/)

US Association of Former Members of Congress Congressional Study Group on Japan: 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//)

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/)

US-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/)

US-Japan Research Institute: A non-profit research organization jointly operated by Doshisha University, Keio University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Ritsumeikan University, The University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba, and Waseda University.
(http://www.us-jpri.org/en/)

Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars A federal think tank located in Washington, D.C. that supports a broad range of study on global issues.
(http://www.wilsoncenter.org/)