On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. The months after these disasters brought to the forefront incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan quickly began recovery efforts. The one-year anniversary of March 11, 2011 is a time for reflection and contemplation. We mourn those […]
Summit of U.S.-Japan Related Organizations: Examining the Bilateral Relationship in a Dynamic Asia-Pacific Region. On the eve of the one year anniversary of the Great Tohoku Disasters and the centennial of Japan’s gift of cherry blossoms to the United States, Americans and Japanese are reminded of Japan’s important role as a partner and ally in the […]
US CULCON teamed up with the US-Japan Council to host a unique meeting of peer organizations to discuss legislative exchanges on January 27, 2012. The discussion resulted in the following recommendations on possible ways to collaborate in the future: • Compile and share a list of legislators and their staff : with an interest in […]
CULCON is celebrating 50 years since its creation in 1961 by President Kennedy and Prime Minister Ikeda. To mark the milestone, a symposium entitled, “Enhancing the US-Japan Partnership: Education and Cultural Ties in a Changing Global Context” was held in Washington, DC in May 2011.
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.