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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

Friday, June 26, 2015

JUSFC Grant Application Deadline is July 1, 2015

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is now receiving applications for the 2016 grant cycle. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 1, 2015. The Commission must receive hard copies of all proposals at its Washington, D.C. office by


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

USJBF, CULCON, and JUSFC hold Semi-Annual Meeting

IMG_1016On Monday, June 8, 2015, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), U.S. CULCON Panel, and the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation (USJBF) held semi-annual meetings in Washington, D.C. The three organizations strive to strengthen U.S.-Japan educational and cultural ties through innovative initiatives. Members … » READ MORE

Monday, May 4, 2015

JUSFC Co-Hosts Capitol Hill Reception to Honor Visiting Diet Members from Japan

On April 30, 2015 Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke about the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship and JUSFC’s support of legislative exchanges at a reception on Capitol Hill honoring visiting Japanese Diet Members as well as Members of the U.S. … » READ MORE

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