History of the Commission

The Japan United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) was established as an independent agency by the US Congress in 1975 (P.L. 94-118). The Commission administers a US government trust fund that originated in connection with the return to the Japanese government of certain US facilities in Okinawa and for postwar American assistance to Japan. Income from the fund is available for the promotion of scholarly, cultural and public affairs activities between the two countries. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Commission, the following written history of the Commission was published in 1995.

You can read more about our history by downloading the following PDF: History of the Commission.