The U.S.-Japan Council develops and connects global leaders to create a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship. It is an organization whose members believe people-to-people relationships are a powerful way to bring together leaders in the U.S. and Japan to address and create solutions to mutual concerns.

The Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff in California, Hawaii and Tokyo. In 2012, the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan) was created and in 2013, it became a Public Interest Corporation (koeki zaidan hojin). The U.S.-Japan Council (Japan) maintains an office in Tokyo, Japan.



The U.S.-Japan relationship continues to demonstrate its relevance and fundamental role in the Asia-Pacific region. The partnership between the U.S. and Japan is a driving force behind economic growth, while the security alliance maintains peace and stability in the region. Built on shared values such as innovation and resiliency, the contemporary U.S.-Japan relationship continues to evolve and develop new frontiers for collaboration.



Japanese Americans have a distinct connection to Japan, emanating from a shared heritage, upbringing and history. Recognizing this special tie, the U.S.-Japan Council encourages Japanese Americans to engage in local, regional, national and international activities that contribute to U.S.-Japan relations. Japanese Americans are uniquely positioned to impact government policy, business decisions and civil society activities by providing expertise and recommendations to counterparts in the United States and Japan. U.S.-Japan Council programming not only brings together distinguished Japanese Americans professionals, but also engages the next generation of Japanese American leaders to ensure an even brighter future.