Archive for March, 2013

Tohoku High School Students Visit Washington

March 21, 2013 – 

IMG_2285Ambassador Sasae hosted more than 450 Japanese high school students from the Tohoku area in the U.S. for a week on the Kizuna program. CULCON staff attended the exuberant gathering. One student told the crowd that although the trauma of » READ MORE

Summer Internship Opportunity – POSITIONS FILLED! – Please check back for opportunities for Fall 2013

March 21, 2013 – 

blossom_logoPosting for JUSFC and USJBF:

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation in Washington, DC are seeking a summer intern to support current initiatives, especially the Friendship Blossoms Initiative, a public-private gift of 3,000 dogwood trees to the » READ MORE


March 13, 2013 – 

This is a helpful comparison of the three organizations that share offices in Washington, DC – CULCON, JUSFC and USJBF:


For a comparison table of mission statements, membership, contact information, etc, please click here.


Two-year Anniversary of March 11, 2011

March 11, 2013 – 

Two years ago, on March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was devastated by a 9.0  magnitude earthquake and tsunami.  The two years following these disasters have brought to the forefront incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan continues » READ MORE

Prime Minister Abe meets U.S. CULCON panelists and secretary-general

March 1, 2013 – 

Paige with Prime Minister official croppedjpgU.S. CULCON panelists Anne Nishimura Morse and Susan Pharr, along with U.S. CULCON Secretary-General Paige Cottingham-Streater met Prime Minister Abe during his February 22, 213 Summit visit to Washington, DC, and discussed with him the importance of educational and cultural » READ MORE