E-Newsletter Archive

The U.S.-Japan Council publishes its newsletter every other Thursday. You’ll receive event announcements and recaps, news events related to the U.S. and Japan, featured photos and more! To subscribe to the newsletter, click the button below.


Below is an archive of our previous Newsletters:

October 10, 2019
Boston Members Host Pilot Regional Leadership Program, Annual Conference Rates Increase Soon, 2019 Asian American Leadership Delegation and More

September 26, 2019
New Speakers Confirmed for the 2019 Annual Conference, 18th Business Advisory Board Meeting, JALD News and More

September 12, 2019
California-Japan Governors' Symposium, 2019 Emerging Leaders, JALD Applications Close Tomorrow and More

August 29, 2019
ELP Alumni Host Japanese Heritage Day, 2019-20 Watanabe Scholars, JALD Applications and More

August 15, 2019
Los Angeles Community Celebrates Chiune Sugihara, 2019 Annual Conference Early Bird Ends Soon, Member News and More

August 1, 2019
TOMODACHI's Friends Honored, 2019 Annual Conference Early Bird Rates Extended, ELP Reflection and More

July 18, 2019
2019 USJC Annual Conference Early Bird Rates, Recent Events, Members News and More 

July 3, 2019
17th BAB Discusses Self-Driving Cars, ELP Reflection, Upcoming Events and More

June 20, 2019
2019 U40 Summit, 2019 Annual Conference Registration Open, ELP and More

June 6, 2019
NorCal Region Discusses Navigating Careers and New Life Chapters, 2019 Annual Conference Save the Date and More

May 23, 2019
Celebrating Secretary Norman Mineta and Irene Hirano Inouye, JALD Reflection and More

May 9, 2019
Welcoming the New Era, ELP Reflection, Member News and More 

April 25, 2019
U.S.-Japan Legislative Exchange Organizations Summit, Recent Events, TOMODACHI News and More

April 11, 2019
Mountain Region Celebrates Leadership Programs, TOMODACHI News, ELP Reflection and More

March 28, 2019
2019 JALD Returns Home, 16th BAB, New Opportunities and More

March 14, 2019
AI and MedTech in Houston, Miami and Atlanta, ELP Reflection, Upcoming Events and More

February 28, 2019
Watanabe Scholars Leadership Weekend, Regional Chairs Meeting, TOMODACHI News and More

February 14, 2019
JALD Orientation, TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship, ELP Reflection and More

January 31, 2019:
CG-JA, JALD and ELP Reflections and More

January 17, 2019
Watanabe Scholarship Applications, Board Updates, Japan Flood Friendship Flood and More

January 3, 2019
Happy New Year, ELP Reflection and More

December 20, 2018:
AALD Meets with Top Japanese Leaders, Recent Events and More

December 6, 2018:
2019 Japanese American Leadership Delegation, Member News and More

November 20, 2018
2018 Annual Conference Summary and Photos, Recent Events, JALD Reflection and More

November 6, 2018:
2018 Annual Conference in Tokyo Begins Soon, Film Screening and More

October 25, 2018:
Final Chance to Register for the 2018 Annual Conference, ELP Reflections, JALD Reflections and More 

October 11, 2018
Women's Leadership in Michigan and Texas, 2018 Annual Conference, ELP Reflection and More

September 27, 2018
15th BAB Discusses Cryptocurrency, TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program, 2018 Annual Conference and More

September 13, 2018:
2018 ELP, 2018 AALD and More

August 30, 2018
Foreign Minister Kono Emphasizes Role of Japanese Americans, 2018 AC Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow and More

August 16, 2018
ELP Alumni Host Japanese Heritage Day, 2018-19 Watanabe Scholarship, Recent Events and More

August 2, 2018:
Japanese American demographics, TOMODACHI, Japan Flood Friendship Fund and More

July 19, 2018:
Japan Flood Friendship Fund, Summer BBQ, JALD News and More

July 5, 2018:
Hawaii Members Learn the Art of Bonsai, ELP News and More 

June 21, 2018:
Hawaii Celebrates Gannenmono, Business Advisory Board, TOMODACHI Annual Report and More

June 7, 2018
2018 Annual Conference Registration Open, ELP Applications Available, Recent Events and More

May 24, 2018:
Japan-Texas Economic Summit, Member News, JALD and More

May 11, 2018
Japan-Texas Economic Summit Successfully Concludes, Member News, Recent Events and More 

April 26, 2018
Registration for Japan-Texas Economic Summit Closing Soon, TOMODACHI Events, Member News and More 

April 12, 2018
2017 Annual Report, Welcoming Ambassador Sugiyama, TOMODACHI and More 

March 29, 2018
Thirteenth BAB Welcomes Ambassador Hagerty, Recent Events, Member News and More

March 15, 2018
Japanese American Leadership Delegation Returns Home, TOMODACHI Events, Member News and More

March 1, 2018
CG-JA, JALD Symposium, ELP Reflection and More

February 15, 2018
U.S.-Japan-Israel relations, JALD orientation, Regional events and More 

February 1, 2018:
Regional Women in Leadership, ELP, Fred Korematsu Day and More

January 18, 2018:
Sumitomo Scholars Visit the U.S., JALD, Member News and More

January 4, 2018:
New Year Message from Irene Hirano Inouye, Board Updates, Watanabe Scholarship Applications and More

December 20, 2017:
Farewell Message from USJC Chairman, JALD News, Annual Conference Wrap Up Video and More

December 8, 2017
Ambassador Hagerty Hosts TOMODACHI Reception, JALD, ELP and More 

November 22, 2017
2017 Annual Conference Recap and More

November 9, 2017:
President Trump's Visit to Japan, Annual Conference Next Week, Member News and More

October 26, 2017:
Student Leadership Conference in Chicago, Women's Leadership, JALD and More

October 12, 2017:
Asian American Leadership Delegation, New Annual Conference Keynote Speaker, ELP and More

September 28, 2017:
SVJP, Regional Women in Leadership, TOMODACHI and More

September 14, 2017
TOMODACHI Generation Summit, BAB, Women in Leadership and More

August 31, 2017:
Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief, 2017 Emerging Leaders, TOMODACHI and More

August 17, 2017
Foreign Minister Kono Visits DC, Ambassador Hagerty, AALD and More 

August 3, 2017:
LA84 Reception, ELP News, Member News and More 

July 20, 2017
Benkyokai, Recent Events, JALD and More 

July 6, 2017
BAB, ELP News, Upcoming Events and More 

June 22, 2017:
SVJP, JALD, Members News and More

June 8, 2017
U.S.-Japan Business Relationships, ELP, Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and More 

May 25, 2017:
Japan-Hawaii Economic Summit, JALD, Annual Conference Early Bird Rates and More 

May 11, 2017
Regional Events, ELP, Annual Conference and More 

April 27, 2017
JALD Reflection, Regional Events, TOMODACHI and More 

April 13, 2017:
TOMODACHI, Regional Events, AALD and More

March 30, 2017
U.S.-Japan-Israel Relations, Best Wishes to Suzanne, TOMODACHI and More 

March 16, 2017
JALD, Commemorating 3.11, 2016 Annual Report and More 

March 2, 2017
Watanabe Scholars Leadership Weekend, BAB, Family Stories and More 

February 16, 2017:
Prime Minister Abe's Visit, JALD Orientation, Regional Events and More 

February 2, 2017
JALD updates, Fred Korematsu Day and More 

January 19, 2017
CG-JA, TOMODACHI Sumitomo Scholars, Member Updates and More

January 5, 2017
Prime Minister Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor, 2017 Annual Conference Save the Date and More

December 22, 2016
AALD 2016, JALD 2017, Women in Leadership and More 

December 8th 2016
Prime Minister Abe's upcoming visit to Pearl Harbor, regional events, Watanabe Scholars and More

November 23rd 2016:
"Getting Work Done" in U.S.-Japan Relations, 2016 Annual Conference Recap, New Videos and More

November 10th 2016:
Annual Conference next week, Women's Leadership and More

October 27th 2016:
Eighth BAB, AC Registration Closing in 4 Days, Women's Leadership, TOMODACHI and More

October 13 2016:
AI with POTUS, DC Benkyokai, CPPP fund honoring Irene Hirano Inouye and more! 

September 29th 2016:
Inaugural Watanabe Scholarship cohort, TOMODACHI Microsoft iLEAP Social Innovation and Leadership Program and More

September 15th 2016:
Benkyokai Dinner Series, TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program event, ELP alumni update and More

September 1st 2016:
Ocean Symposium, ELP Summit, 2016 ELPs Announced, TOMODACHI and More

August 18th 2016:
Celebrating Diversity in Hawaii, TOMODACHI, Rio Olympics and More

August 4th 2016:
Seventh BAB, TOMODACHI, Member Accomplishments and More

July 21st 2016:
Member Events in Tokyo, Honolulu and New York; TOMODACHI, ELP and More

July 7th 2016:
Asian American Politicians, Regional Engagement, TOMODACHI, ELP and More

June 23rd 2016:
DC Community Building, AC Early Bird Rates Ending, ELP and More

June 9th 2016:
Silicon Valley and Japan, Women's Leadership, TOMODACHI ELP and More

May 29th 2016:
Sixth BAB, TOMODACHI, Annual Conference Registration Opens and More

May 12th 2016:
J7 Summit, TOMODACHI Recognized, Member Accomplishments and More

April 28th 2016:
TOMODACHI in Kumamoto, Japan Festival in Houston, Sakura Matsuri and More

April 14th 2016:
Daiwa House Conference, TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars, Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta and More

March 31st 2016:
3.11 Commemoration in Tohoku, TOMODACHI in DC, Annual Report and More

March 17th 2016:
JALD 2016, 3.11 Events, TOMODACHI and More

March 3rd 2016:
Business Advisory Board, TOMODACHI, Events Commemorating 3.11 and More

February 18th 2016:
Watanabe Scholarship Launched, Womenomics, TOMODACHI and More

February 4th 2016
New Year's Reception in NYC, JALD Orientation and More

January 21st, 2016:
Hawaii New Year's Reception, New Board Members, Allegiance, TOMODACHI and More

January 7th, 2016:
Happy New Year! Foreign Minister's Award, 2016 JALD and More

December 10th, 2015:
Annual Consuls General Meeting, TOMODACHI, Tohoku Trip and More

November 19th 2015:
Annual Conference Recap and More

October 29th 2015:
Annual Conference Final Call, Tastes of Tokyo and More

October 15th 2015:
Redress Screening, Northern California Culinary Diplomacy Event and More

October 1st 2015:
AALD Symposium, Fourth Business Advisory Board and More

September 17th 2015:
AJC-USJC Reception, TOMODACHI Mitsui & Co. Leadership and More

September 3rd 2015:
TOMODACHI J&J Disaster Nursing Program, TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Get-Together and More

August 20th 2015:
2015 TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Announced, Associate Members Summer Event and More

August 6th 2015:
On the 70th Anniversary of the End of the War, Japan Day Chicago and More

July 23rd 2015:
Business Networking Initiative, Daniel K. Inouye Lectures and More

July 9th 2015:
TOMODACHI NGO Leadership Program Dinner, ELP and More

June 25th 2015:
Business Advisory Board, Annual Conference (Early Bird Rates Ending) and More

June 11th, 2015
Women Leaders in Meiji Era and Today, TOMODACHI and More

May 28th, 2015
USJC President Honored, Annual Reports, Updates from Tokyo and More

May 14th, 2015
Legislative Exchange, Networking in Honolulu, TOMODACHI and More

May 1st, 2015
Members Honored, TOMODACHI, Japan Festivals and More

April 16th, 2015
TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference, Annual Conference and More

April 2nd, 2015 
Boston Event, TOMODACHI, Annual Report and More

March 19th, 2015
JALD 2015, TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars, Culinary Diplomacy and More

March 5th, 2015:
Building the TOMODACHI Generation Program, Upcoming Events and More

February 19th, 2015:
Midwest Culinary Diplomacy Event, TOMODACHI, Events and More

February 5th, 2015:
JALD Orientation, Innovation Discussion, TOMODACHI and More

January 22nd, 2015:
2015 Annual Conference, 2015 JALD Profiles and More

January 8th, 2015:
Greetings from Chairman, Judicial Exchange, TOMODACHI at the Rose Parade and More

December 11th, 2014:
Farewell from the the Chairman and More

November 27th, 2014:
USJC Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 14th, 2014:
TOMODACHI Reception with Amb. Kennedy, AALD and Events in Tokyo and Boston

October 30th, 2014:
Consuls General Meeting, Asian Americans in Japan, and Annual Conference Photos

October 16th, 2014:
Annual Conference Highlights and Photos

October 2nd, 2014:
One Week Away from Annual Conference

September 19th, 2014:
Tokyo World Assembly for Women, JALD and Aloha Ready

September 4th, 2014:
JALD Applications, TOMODACHI in Hiroshima and More

August 21st, 2014:
2014 TOMODACHI Emerging Leadership and More

August 8th, 2014:
Governors' Circle in CA, ELP in Hawaii and More

July 24th, 2014:
2014 Annual Conference, Governors' Circle Meetings, TOMODACHI and More

July 10th, 2014:
Public Policy Program, 2014 Annual Conference, TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders and More

June 26th, 2014:
Governors' Meeting, TOMODACHI News and More

June 12th, 2014:
Japan Week Wrap-Up, Annual Conference Speaker Announced and More

May 29th, 2014:
Japan Week 2014, Women in Business Summit, ELP Applications and More

May 15th, 2014:
USJC on Television, Stories from Tohoku and More

May 1st, 2014:
TOMODACHI and Pres. Obama, U.S.-Japan Join Statement and More

April 17th, 2014:
Sakura Matsuri, Annual Conference 2014 and More

April 3rd, 2014:
Annual Conference 2014, Womenomics and More

March 20th, 2014:
JALD 2014, Womenomics, Annual Report and More

March 6th, 2014:
Womeonics Event, TOMODACHI and More

February 20th, 2014:
Stanford University Energy Report, TOMODACHI and More

February 6th, 2014:
JALD Program Orientation, ELP News Corner and More

January 23rd, 2014:
Events, Conference Interest Survey and More

January 9th, 2014:
TOMODACHI at the 2014 Rose Bowl, ELP News Corner and More

December 30th, 2013:
A Letter from the President, TOMODACHI Students to Participate in the 2014 Rose Parade and More

December 13th, 2013:
TOMODACHI Reception with U.S. Embassy, JALD Class Announced and More

November 21st, 2013:
Thanksgiving Message, What Are You Thankful For? and More

November 14th, 2013:
Support for the Philippines, CG-JA Meetings and More

October 31st, 2013:
Letter from the President, ELP Reflections and More

October 17th, 2013:
Annual Conference Information, TOMODACHI and More

September 19th 2013:
Annual Conference Registration, USJC-JBA Softball and More

September 5th, 2013:
Iwate Governor Thanks USJC, Annual Conference Registration and More

August 22nd, 2013:
USJC Member Gives Sendai Students Tour of University and More

August 8th, 2013:
Annual Conference Registration, TOMODACHI Update and More

July 25th, 2013:
Annual Conference Save the Date, TOMODACHI Update and More

July 11th, 2013:
Annual Conference Save the Date, TOMODACHI Update and More

June 27th, 2013:
USJC/ACCJ Women in Business Video, 2013 Emerging Leaders and More

June 13th, 2013:
Japan Week Photos, 2013 Emerging Leaders, TOMODACHI-Mitsu & Co. and More

May 16th, 2013:
2013 Emerging Leaders Program, USJC Japan Week Overview and More

May 2nd, 2013:
Congrats!, Recent Events, Women in Business Summit and More

April 4th, 2013:
A Letter from the President, Upcoming Events, TOMODACHI and More