Public Symposium: November 8-9, 2023
Members Forum: November 10, 2023
Location: Washington, DC

The U.S.-Japan Council is pleased to announce our 2023 Annual Conference will be held in Washington, DC from November 8 to 9. We look forward to bringing together our members, sponsors, program alumni and other supporters of the bilateral relationship as we build coalitions through engaged networking and discuss a wide range of topics between our two countries. Both days will have scheduled activities and dialogues open to all attendees, including our popular networking dinners and local offsite visits. Special sessions will be held for our various stakeholders.

The Members Forum will take place on November 10 to reflect on the conference experience and connect with others as we strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and Japan relations through people-to-people ties. The Members Forum is for members only or by invitation.

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Registration will open in the coming months and will include a dedicated sleeping room block at the hotel with discounted nightly rates.

Please save the dates and look forward to more information coming soon.

Would you like to organize a session?

USJC is looking for interested individuals to help us co-create the conference this year! We will be accepting proposals to organize public sessions. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be sent in the coming weeks and will contain detailed information on the conference topics/themes, guidelines, and timeline. If interested, please look forward to that email or reach out to us at [email protected].

2022 Annual Conference Recap

We thank each of you who attended our conference in Tokyo and made it such a huge success. 

Over 700 people attended, including 400 individuals from the United States; the conference was a wonderful demonstration of the commitment to our mission of strengthening people-to-people ties. Our conference recap videos and summaries can be found on our website here. If you were not able to join us in Tokyo in 2022, then we hope you will join us in Washington, DC in 2023!

The U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference is a yearly event that brings together regional, national and international leaders from the government, business, academia and nonprofit sectors to discuss the current status and future outlook of the U.S.-Japan partnership across a range of timely and relevant topics. Each year we look forward to seeing our Council members, program alumni, sponsors, and friends across diverse backgrounds, sectors and generations, and uncovering new avenues of cooperation between our two countries through informed discourse, leadership development and people-to-people connections at all levels.