CULCON XVII

“The US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON), comprised of US and Japanese representatives from a variety of fields including government, business and academia, convened for CULCON XVII at the Japan Foundation headquarters in Tokyo on January 19 and 20, 1995. CULCON XVII was co-chaired by Mr. Shoichi Saba, Advisor to the Board, Toshiba Corporation, and Dr. Kenneth B. Pyle, Professor of History and East Asian Studies, University of Washington at Seattle. CULCON XVII received messages of support from Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama and US President Bill Clinton. Ambassador Mondale also greeted the panels and, reflecting sentiments expressed by Prime Minister Murayama and President Clinton at their January 11 meeting in Washington, DC, spoke of the importance of creating close connections between the two countries on an individual level through educational exchange.” (CULCON XVII, 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