U.S. CULCON periodically convenes a Summit of organizations involved in U.S.-Japan relations. These meetings provide participants with the opportunity to be informed about a relevant topic, meet other individuals and organizations promoting public diplomacy and people-to-people exchange, share best practices, and promote travel and exchange between Japan and the United States.

For more information on past summits please visit the following pages:

Representatives of the following organizations have attended U.S. CULCON Summits:

American Association of State Colleges and Universities: A Washington-based association of higher education dedicated to learning, teaching, and research to advance the region’s economic progress and cultural development.

Asia Policy Point: A non-profit research center that serves the needs of executives, scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists by integrating information on Japan, U.S.-Japan technology, and economic policy with research and strategic planning.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, Institute of International Education: A scholarship program that supports U.S. undergraduates studying in areas critical to the U.S. and underrepresented in study abroad.

Center for Strategic and International Studies:A non-profit think tank located in Washington D.C. that conducts studies on political, economic, and security issues throughout the world.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Institute of International Education: A non-profit organization that assists in administering the Fulbright Scholar Program.

East-West Center in Washington: An education and research organization that seeks to strengthen relations among the peoples and nations of Asia and the United States.

Embassy of Japan: The diplomatic mission of Japan to the United States.

Freer and Sackler Galleries: The Smithsonian Institution’s national museums of Asian art.

George Washington University: A private university located in Washington, D.C.

Harvard University: A private university located in Cambridge, MA.

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York: An organization dedicated to strengthening the partnership between the U.S. and Japan.

Japan Center for International Exchange, Inc. : A foreign policy think tank located in Tokyo that is dedicated to strengthening Japan’s role in international dialogue and cooperation.

Japan ICU Foundation: An independent organization located in New York City that works with International Christian University in Tokyo to be an exemplary liberal arts university.

Japan Matters for America: A collaboration between the East-West Center in Washington and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

Japan-America Society of Washington DC: A non-profit organization that promotes understanding and networking between Americans and Japanese through cultural, public affairs, and educational programs.

Japan-America Student Conference: An educational and cultural exchange program for Japanese and American university students.

JET Alumni Association, DC Chapter:An organization for current and former JET participants in the DC Area.

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies: A division of Johns Hopkins University devoted to the study of international affairs, economics, diplomacy, and policy research.

Kizuna Across Cultures: A non-profit organization that seeks to foster international friendship between youths of Japan and the U.S.

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation: A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation among the nations and peoples of Asia and the U.S.

Mitsubishi International Corporation: A subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation that seeks to create international business opportunities.

National Association of Japan-America Societies: A non-profit organization that offers programs about Japan and U.S.-Japan relations to the general public through its network of member societies.

National Endowment for the Arts: An independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA: A non-profit organization founded through the assistance of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan that promotes awareness of the Asia-Pacific region in the U.S.

Sigur Center for Asian Studies: A research institute and home of the Asian Studies Program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

The National Asia Research Program: A partnership between the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center designed to reinvigorate and advance the policy-relevant study of contemporary Asia.

The National Bureau of Asian Research: A non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington that seeks to inform and strengthen Asia-Pacific Policy.

U.S. Department of Education: The department of the U.S. government that establishes policy for and coordinates federal assistance to education.

U.S. Department of State: The department of the U.S. government responsible for international relations with the United States.

University of Virginia: A public university located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

US Association of Former Members of Congress Congressional Study Group on Japan: An independent forum for members of Congress and senior staff to discuss major issues facing the U.S.-Japan alliance.

US-Asia Institute: A non-profit, United Nations-associated organization dedicated to improving and strengthening ties between the people and governments of the U.S. and Asia.

US-Japan Council: A non-profit organization that explores issues that benefit communities, businesses, and government entities in Japan and the U.S.

US-Japan Research Institute: A non-profit research organization jointly operated by Doshisha University, Keio University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Ritsumeikan University, The University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba, and Waseda University.

Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars A federal think tank located in Washington, D.C. that supports a broad range of study on global issues.