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 at the higher education level.  CULCON views the recent decline in Japanese students studying in the U.S. as troubling, and sees the continued low, although improved, level of US students in Japan as inadequate to building the future.  The Education Task Force will consist of experts from the U.S. and Japanese governments, corporations and academic institutions, among others, to examine the current state of student exchange, and to recommend initiatives to bring exchanges to an optimal level.”  (CULCON XXV Joint Statement, April 10, 2012)

For the full text of the Joint Statement, please click here:  CULCON XXV Joint Statement Final