CULCON is a binational advisory group to the U.S. and Japanese governments and is composed of two panels. For information and news about the Japan CULCON Panel, please visit: https://www.jpf.go.jp/culcon/

US CULCON

Private Sector Members

Chair

Mr. Harry A. Hill
Outside Director and Member of the Board
New Business Development
Oak Lawn Marketing, Inc.

Vice-Chair

Dr. Sheila Smith
Senior Fellow for Japan Studies
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Panelists

Dr. Edward Lincoln
Lecturer
George Washington University

Dr. Patricia Maclachlan
Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies
University of Texas

Dr. Deanna Marcum
Managing Director
Ithaka

Dr. Anne Nishimura Morse
William & Helen Pounds Sr. Curator of Japanese Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dr. T. J. Pempel
Professor of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Leonard J. Schoppa, Jr.
Director, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
The University of Virginia

Mr. David Sneider
Partner
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Public Sector Members

Assistant Secretary of Education for Post-Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education

Hon. Marie Royce
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State

W. Patrick Murphy
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Japan CULCON

Japanese Panelists include:

Chair

Ambassador Ryozo Kato
Former Ambassador to the United States

Vice Chair

Dr. Fumiaki Kubo
Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo;
President,  Japanese Association for American Studies

Members

Mr. Akio Mimura
Chairman, the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Senior Advisor/Honorary Chairman, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

Mr. Isao Kiso
President, Chiba Institute of Science

Mr. Naoyuki Agawa
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Doshisha University

Dr. Masako Egawa
Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University

Mr. Akio Okawara
President/CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange

Mr. Junichi Chano
Executive Director, Center for Global Partnership/Managing Director, The Japan Foundation

Dr. Hiroyuki Shimatani
Executive Director, Kyushu National Museum

Ex-Officio Panelists include:

Mr. Takeo Mori, Director-General, the North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

Mr. Manabu Miyagawa, Director-General for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Kazuaki Kawabata, Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.

Advisors include:

Mr. Yutaka Aso, President & CEO, Aso Corporation and Aso Cement Co., Ltd.

Mr. Minoru Makihara, Senior Corporate Advisor and Former Chairman, Mitsubishi Corporation;

Mr. Teiichi Sato, Former Ambassador to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

 

Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC)

For more information on JUSFC please go to our website here.

U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation (USJBF)

For more information on USJBF please go to our website here.

The U.S. CULCON Secretariat and related organizations shares offices and a great deal of organizational history. This is a helpful comparison of CULCON, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation (USJBF):

For a PDF of the the mission statements, membership, contact information, etc., please click here.