April 25, 2014 

“To ensure the future strength of the U.S.-Japan relationship, the two governments share the goal, established by the U.S.-JapanConference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON), of doubling two-way student exchange by the year 2020.”

This is part of a special section of the Joint Statement that highlights the importance of U.S.-Japan bilateral exchanges.  The section begins, “Broad people-to-people exchange between Japan and the United States has been a key pillar of our Alliance since its inception.  Close ties and shared values between the people of the United States and the people of Japan form the foundation of the global partnership between our nations.”

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