Ambassador 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 the earthquake and tsunami was extreme, the “…young people have stepped forward to rebuild an […]
Posting 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 people of Japan in reciprocation to the gift of cherry trees 100 years ago. Intern […]
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 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 its recovery efforts. The two-year anniversary of March 11, 2011 is a time for reflection […]
U.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 exchanges and recent recommendations by CULCON’s Education Task Force to increase the number of Japanese […]