The U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) is a binational advisory panel that serves to elevate and strengthen the vital cultural and educational foundations of the U.S.-Japan relationship, and to strengthen connections between U.S. and Japan leadership in those fields. It works to ensure that the best of new ideas for cultural, educational and intellectual activity and exchange are implemented as operational programs.


Learn more about CULCON’s membership, structure, staff and internship program
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CULCON Incubates

See how CULCON shapes and implements innovative and sustainable programs
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CULCON Initiatives

Discover how CULCON elevates and strengthens the vital cultural and educational foundations of the U.S.-Japan relationship
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CULCON Plenary Sessions

Explore an archive of biennial plenary sessions and joint statements from 1962 to the present
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U.S. - Japan Resources

Discover CULCON’s one-stop resource center for U.S.-Japan cultural and educational opportunities
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News and Blog Posts

View announcements of current and future activities
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Please join us... nurturing the next generation of U.S.-Japan leaders.

The CULCON Next Generation Task Force is exploring ways to support the professional development of younger Japanese and Americans so they can work collaboratively to solve the shared challenges of the future as well as to sustain and grow the U.S.-Japan partnership.