“The Ninth United States-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange was held in Tokyo, July 26-28, 1978. Both countries were represented by delegates and specialists from their respective governments, academic communities, mass media, businesses, political communities and foundations. The Conference was opened by the reading of messaged from President Carter and Prime Minister Fukuda, with Minister of Education Sunada and American Ambassador Mansfield in attendance. Following a comprehensive review of the state of cultural and educational interchange over the past two years, the Conference considered both achievements and problems in the promotion of mutual understanding and made specific recommendations for the future. ” (CULCON IX, Joint Statement)

U.S.:  Dr. John Hall, Department of History, Yale University
Japan:   Mr. Yoshinori Maeda, Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (前田義徳,外務省顧問)

*Final Joint Statement