The resources below are organizations that sponsor U.S.-Japan grassroots (people-to-people) exchange programs and activities or databases that list grassroots exchange organizations.
CULCON provides this list as an informational resource only; inclusion on this list is neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of any specific organization or program.
- Asian Cultural Council: A non-profit exchange organization (both grant-making and grant-seeking) offering grassroots exchange programs for individuals and organizations.
- Foreign Volunteers Japan: An open discussion forum for sharing information about volunteer activities, aid delivery, and humanitarian relief issues concerning the post-quake/tsunami recovery in the Tohoku region.
- Friendship Blossoms Initiative: A public/private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation and the U.S. Department of State that is implementing a reciprocal gift of 3,000 dogwood trees to the Japanese People from the American People.
- National Association of Japan America Societies (NAJAS): A non-profit umbrella organization or portal for the network of Japan-America Societies across the United States.
- Sister Cities International: A non-profit exchange organization offering various programs through a network of international sister cities.
- TOMODACHI: A public/private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Department of State that supports Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
- U.S. Embassy in Japan: The official U.S. mission in Japan’s listing of organizations offering grassroots exchanges in Japan.
- The Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society: A non-profit society supporting grassroots activities relating to the Manjiro Trail and Captain Whitfield’s former residence and the sister-city relationship between Fairhaven/New Bedford-Tosashimizu.