March 11, 2014 marks three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Our President Irene Hirano Inouye, currently in Japan, reflects on her experience three years ago as well as the recovery process.
We hope you will join us for USJC's 5th Annual Conference on Oct. 9-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii! More details on registration, speakers and panel topics to come throughout the year.
The Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) program provides the opportunity for a select group of Japanese American leaders from across the United States to travel to Japan to engage with Japanese leaders in the business, government, academic, non-profit and cultural sectors. Meet the delegates of the 2014 JALD program, who will be leaving for Japan on March 7.
The U.S.-Japan Council is an educational 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting people-to-people connections as crucial to a strong U.S.-Japan relationship. The Council brings together diverse leadership, engages stakeholders in the bilateral relationship and explores issues that benefit communities, businesses and government entities on both sides of the Pacific.
Japanese Americans play a catalytic role in strengthening and diversifying U.S.-Japan relations. Recognizing this unique role, the U.S.-Japan Council cultivates a national network of Japanese Americans with varied professional backgrounds and provides them with leadership opportunities to help shape U.S.-Japan relations. The Council, through its programs and initiatives, also allows Japanese Americans to engage with their Japanese counterparts to form deep and meaningful ties.
The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership, born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as entrepreneurship and leadership programs. We seek to foster a “TOMODACHI generation” of young American and Japanese leaders who are committed to and engaged in strengthening U.S.-Japan relations, appreciate each other’s countries and cultures, and possess the global skills and mindsets needed to contribute to and thrive in a more cooperative, prosperous, and secure world.
Japan Observes 3rd Anniversary of March 2011 Quake
NHK World, March 11, 2014
U.S. Giving for Japan Disaster Reaches $730 Million
Civil Society Monitor, March 10, 2014
Japan: Won’t Change Apology on Forced Prostitution
Associated Press, March 10, 2014
Japan to Restart Safe Nuke Plants, Abe Says Before Quake Anniversary
Mainichi Daily News, March 10, 2014
Japan, U.S. Differ on China in Talks on ‘Grey Zone’ Military Threats
Reuters, March 10, 2014
TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership, born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as entrepreneurship and leadership programs.