Archive for March 2013

JUSFC, CULCON, Bridging Foundation “Cheat Sheet”

March 13, 2013 – 

This is a helpful comparison of the three organizations that share offices in Washington, DC – JUSFC, CULCON and USJBF.

For a comparison graphic and table of mission statements, membership, contact information, etc, please click here.


JUSFC Remembers

March 11, 2013 – 

Two years ago, on March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was devastated by a 9.0  magnitude earthquake and tsunami.  The two years following these disasters have brought to the forefront incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan continues its recovery efforts.

The two-year anniversary of March 11, 2011 is a time for reflection and contemplation.  We mourn those who were lost and reflect upon what has been learned from the tragedy. 

The disasters highlighted the good relations at all levels of society between the peoples of the United States and Japan.  Read the  JUSFC blogpost below on a new JCIE report that finds US giving for the Japan disaster tops $710 million and is one of the largest responses in history.   JUSFC will continue to promote public/private partnerships that will sustain a strong bilateral U.S.-Japan relationship.

US Giving for Japan Disaster Tops $710 Million

March 8, 2013 – 

US Giving for Japan Disaster Tops $710 Million

New Report Finds Japan Response is One of the Largest in History

A report by the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) released on March 8 estimates

that, in the two years since Japan’s “triple disaster”—the massive March 11, 2011, earthquake,

tsunami, and the Fukushima nuclear crisis—Americans have donated at least $712.6 million for

disaster relief and recovery efforts.

This makes the outpouring of giving the largest in US history for a disaster in another developed

country and the third largest ever for any overseas disaster. Surprisingly, US donations account for

as much as one-quarter to over one-third of total private giving—both from Japanese and overseas

sources—for nonprofit organizations working on disaster response.

The estimate tallies donations made in the United States by individuals, companies, and other

private groups, and is based on a JCIE survey of nearly 1,100 American and Japanese organizations

that is summarized in a report entitled “US Giving for the Japan Disaster Exceeds $710 Million.”


For further information


James Gannon, Executive Director, JCIE/USA (; (212) 679-4130)


About JCIE:

One of Japan’s leading international affairs organizations, JCIE operates with

offices in Tokyo and New York and conducts leadership exchanges, policy dialogues on pressing

international issues, and research on civil society and philanthropy.

Prime Minister Abe meets JUSFC Commissioners and Executive Director

March 1, 2013 – 

JUSFC commissioners Anne Nishimura Morse and Susan Pharr, along with JUSFC Executive Director Paige Cottingham-Streater met Prime Minister Abe during his February 22, 213 Summit visit to Washington, DC.