The USJC-ACCJ Women in Business Summit will be held in Tokyo on May 27. Click here for more information. USJC Members: please contact us at ymaruyama[at]usjapancouncil.org if you'd like to register.
On March 25, USJC held a seminar looking at how Americans can contribute to the successful promotion of Japanese women in Japan and on the global stage. A networking reception followed, including members of the TOMODACHI MetLife Women's Leadership Program.
The delegates from the 2014 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) program are back! JALD 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..
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 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 between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, TOMODACHI invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as 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.
Obama, Abe to Battle Negative Images at U.S.-Japan summit
Reuters, April 17, 2014
U.S. Agrees to Let Japanese Tariffs Stand on Rice, Wheat
The Japan Times, April 17, 2014
Kennedy Visits Ise Grand Shrine
Japan Today, April 17, 2014
Obama Aims to Reinvigorate Asia Strategy
The Washington Post, April 16, 2014
Editorial: Obama-Abe Summit Should Overcome Dangerous ‘Mirror-Image Trust Gap’
Asahi Japan Watch, April 14, 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.