June 25, 2014 

Memberssummit of CULCON and other U.S.-Japan related organizations met on Monday in Washington D.C. to discuss takeaways of the Obama/Abe joint statement adopting CULCON’s goal of doubling two-way students exchange by the year 2020. Representatives of over 20 organizations join Susan Stevenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, in discussing the design and implementation of a new exchange program. Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Robin Lerner, also joined the meeting and discussed ECA’s interest in and involvement in promoting the U.S.-Japan relationship. This is the fourth such summit convened by CULCON.