CULCON XIX

“The U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON), comprised of representatives from the Japanese and U.S. governments and from business, academe and other aspects of public life, convened for CULCON XIX at the Okinawa Convention Center in Okinawa, Japan on February 18-19, 1999.  CULCON XIX was co-chaired by Dr. Richard J. Wood, Dean, Yale Divinity School, and Professor Nagayo Homma, Chancellor, Seijo Gakuen Schools and University.  Initiated by an agreement between President Kennedy and Prime Minister Ikeda in 1961, CULCON has served to focus official and public attention in both the United States and Japan on the vital cultural and educational underpinnings of the bilateral relationship.  The conference received congratulatory messages from President Clinton and Prime Minister Obuchi.  Both messages noted the significance of choosing Okinawa as a meeting place.  They each emphasized the increasing importance of CULCON activities to the bilateral relationship.” (CULCON XIX, Joint Statement)

Chairmen:

U.S.:  Dr. Richard J. Wood, Dean, Yale Divinity School
Japan:   Professor Nagayo Homma, Chancellor, Seijo Gakuen Schools and University (本間長世,成城学園長)

Documents:

*Final Joint Statement