For more than 50 years CULCON has been committed to promoting educational and cultural exchange between the people of Japan and the U.S. by cultivating the next generation of U.S.-Japan specialists. Pictured here are U.S. and Japanese CULCON panelists and staff.
In order to disseminate pertinent information, strengthen collaboration and promote networking, CULCON convenes an annual U.S.-Japan related summit to discuss and promote a strong U.S.-Japan agenda.
CULCON recommends action-oriented policy based on current information. A binational Education Review Committee’s recommendation to Japan and the United States to double the number of study abroad students in both countries will better prepare the next generation to engage in all areas of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
Through biennial plenary sessions and symposia in Japan and the U.S., CULCON convenes U.S. and Japanese policymakers, scholars and business leaders who identify impediments to educational and cultural exchange and recommend solutions.
With support from the U.S. Department of State, CULCON engages and informs U.S. audiences about opportunities for educational and cultural exchange that will train the next generation in the nuances of the U.S.-Japan relationship.
The Arts Dialogue Committee is an example of CULCON in action. The ADC tackled challenges in arts exchange between the two countries and offered a Public Forum on November 20, co-hosted by the Freer/Sackler Gallery.