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  • The US/Japan Connection, a project of the National Performing Arts Network (NPN)

    Through support of artists and the arts, JUSFC helps to promote cultural understanding and deepens the ties between the people of Japan and the United States.  The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission supports The US/Japan Connection, a project of the … » READ MORE

    The US/Japan Connection, a project of the National Performing Arts Network (NPN)

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    People-to-people exchanges between Japan and the United States strengthen the bilateral relationship and help promote peace and stability in the Asia Pacific region. JUSFC supports legislative exchanges that bring together leaders from both countries.… » READ MORE

    Legislative Exchanges

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    The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission encourages collaboration and supports public affairs and education.  During a Capitol Hill briefing through the Congressional Study Group on Japan, Asst. Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel spoke to American and Japanese Policymakers about U.S. Diplomatic … » READ MORE

    Assistant Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel Shares Diplomatic and Security Priorities

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    An ever-changing international community faces new challenges and needs a diversity of global leaders in Japan and the United States to address them. JUSFC invests in institutions and programs that engage the next generation in the US-Japan dialogue.… » READ MORE

    JUSFC invests in institutions and programs

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    JUSFC promotes the Study of the United States in Japan.  A joint effort among the Japanese Association for American Studies, the American Studies Association, and the Organization of American Historians brings together Japanese and American scholars at a 2013 Proseminar … » READ MORE

    Proseminar at Sophia University in Tokyo

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    Educational and cultural exchange between the people of Japan and the United States is the foundation of a strong and healthy US-Japan relationship.  JUSFC encourages collaboration and partnerships between individuals and organizations who share a common interest in supporting the … » READ MORE

    Educational and cultural exchange

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    JUSFC supports academic institutions and organizations dedicated to supporting Japanese language and cultural studies and scholarship about Japan in the US, and the US in Japan. Well-informed citizens with first-hand experiences working in US and Japanese culture strengthen the US-Japan … » READ MORE

    JUSFC supports academic institutions

News / Blog

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FY 2015 Grants Awarded–Congratulations Recipients

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission congratulates the FY15 recipients of its funding. The Commission is proud to support a wide array of programs focusing on the cultural arts, education, public affairs and people-to-people exchange.  The FY15 grantees will continue the research, … » READ MORE

Friday, April 25, 2014

OBAMA/ABE JOINT STATEMENT ENDORSES COMMISSION ACTIVITIES IN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE

The Commission is proud to support legislative exchange, in particular the Congressional Study Group on Japan and the U.S.-Japan Legislative Exchange Program,  and welcomes the endorsement in the Obama/Abe Joint Statement:

“The President and Prime Minister welcomed the invigoration of … » READ MORE

Thursday, April 24, 2014

JUSFC Celebrates Leaders’ Commitment to People-to-People Exchange

The Commission and CULCON look forward to partnering with stakeholders in both countries to further the goal of doubling the number of students by 2020.  At a joint press conference today held in the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan, both … » READ MORE

Site updated on November 25, 2014