Mission Statement

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission was established as an independent federal government agency by the United States Congress in 1975 (P.L. 94-118) to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship through educational, cultural, and intellectual exchange.

The Commission is a grant making agency that supports research, education, public affairs and exchange with Japan. Its mission is to support reciprocal people-to-people understanding, and promote partnerships that advance common interests between Japan and the United States.

JUSFC Values

  • Engage the next generation of U.S.-Japan managers
  • Support innovation
  • Promote partnerships and collaboration
  • Demonstrate the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship

JUSFC Funding Priorities

1) Exchanges and Scholarship
2) Global Challenges
3) Arts and Culture
4) Education and Public Affairs