CULCON XVI

“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 XVI at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on April 29 and 30, 1993.  CULCON XVI was co-chaired by Dr. Kenneth B. Pyle, Professor of History and East Asian Studies, University of Washington, and Mr. Shoichi Saba, Advisor to the Board, Toshiba Corporation.  Initiated by an agreement between President Kennedy and Prime Minister Ikeda in 1962, 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 Miyazawa for enhanced cultural and educational exchanges. ” (CULCON XVI, Joint Statement)

Chairmen:

U.S.:  Dr. Kenneth B. Pyle, Professor of History and East Asian Studies, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Japan:   Mr. Shoichi Saba, Adviser to the Board, Toshiba Corp. (佐波正一,株式会社東芝相談役)

Documents:

*Final Joint Statement