November 20, 2014 

CULCON XXVI conveculcon_ambassadorsned on November 17-18, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Chairman Harry Hill and Minoru Makihara presided over discussions on challenges and opportunities in U.S.-educational and arts exchange.  Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae delivered greetings from President Obama and Prime Minister Abe respectively.  The meetings were held at S&R Foundation’s Evermay Estate in Georgetown.

The Joint Statement includes recommendations for educational exchange and arts exchange, including a renewed effort to double the number of U.S.-Japan study abroad students by 2020, as well as other areas, including digital access and education for sustainable development.  Please read more about the Joint Statement here.