Government, Public-Private Partnerships

The resources below are divided into two categories:

  1. Government agencies or subsets of government agencies dedicated to U.S.-Japan cultural and educational relations; and
  2. Public/private partnerships – whereas public and private entities work together to provide a resource for the use and benefit of the general public.

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.



  • Embassy of Japan in the U.S.: The official Japanese government mission in the U.S.
  • The Japan Foundation New York:  A Japanese government-supported foundation promoting international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.
  • Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission:   An independent U.S. government agency providing support for training and information to help prepare Americans to better meet the challenges and opportunities in the US-Japan relationship.
  • Study Japan: A Japanese government initiative listing of long-term and short-term study opportunities in Japan, both Japanese- and English-language programs.

Public/Private Partnerships:

  • TOMODACHI:  A public/private partnership between U.S.-Japan Council and U.S. Department of State that supports Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.