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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the U.S. CULCON Panel are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chairman, Mr. Harry A. Hill.
Mr. Hill, a native of New York City, has served as President and CEO of Oak Lawn … » READ MORE
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
On February 12, 2014, the Government of Japan conferred upon Senator John D. Rockefeller IV the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun in recognition of his significant contributions to strengthening and promoting both the economic relationship and mutual understanding between … » READ MORE
Friday, October 18, 2013
The Japan-US Friendship Commission, CULCON and the Bridging Foundation mourn the loss of Speaker and Ambassador Thomas S. Foley. Ambassador Foley was a dedicated public servant who had close ties to Japan and the Japanese people. In addition to his service as United States Ambassador to Japan, he played a special role at the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, CULCON and the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation. During his service from 1984 through 1992, he helped elevate the dialogue on the importance of educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Japan. In addition, he was an early advocate and champion of Congressional-Diet exchanges, and participated in exchanges supported by the Commission.
Chairman Theirry Porté said, “Ambassador Foley was an active leader of the US-Japan relationship in all respects. He was an early and strong supporter of the US-Japan Bridging Foundation because he could see the importance of bringing American college students to interact with their peers in Japan. The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, the Bridging Foundation and CULCON will miss his energy and commitment to America’s relationship with Japan.”
We thank Ambassador Foley for his dedicated service, and will fondly remember him.
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