Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the Philippines, for those who have lost their lives and for so many others who have been impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. The United States has a large Filipino American community and we know that many have families and friends that live in the devastated areas. Many organizations in the Asian Pacific American community have reached out to extend support to Filipino Americans around the country.
The 2013 USJC Annual Conference, "RISK, REWARD and INNOVATION: Opportunities for the United States and Japan" was held from October 3 to 5 in Washington, DC. Photos, videos and a summary are now available.
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.
Farm Ministry’s Efforts Key in ‘Washoku’ Being Added to UNESCO List
Asahi Japan Watch, December 07, 2013
U.S. Senators to Chinese Ambassador: Senkakus Under Japanese Control
Japan Times, December 06, 2013
No Stranger to Asia, Biden Deploys Political Experience
The New York Times, December 06, 2013
Japan Parliament Approves Contentious Secrets Law
The Washington Post, December 06, 2013
Japan Approves $182 Billion Economic Package, Doubts Remain
Reuters, December 05, 2013
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.