The U.S.-Japan Council is proud to partner with the United States Department of State in launching the Mineta Ambassadors Program (MAP), an education endowment program to support exchange opportunities between U.S. and Japanese students. This new program reflects our shared mission of investing in the next generation of leaders to ensure the future of the U.S.-Japan relationship.

By creating opportunities for students to study abroad in Japan and the United States, the Mineta Ambassadors Program will foster global mindsets, cultivate long-term bilateral ties and bolster the strength and resilience of the special relationship between the United States and Japan.

The U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan) will administer the Mineta Ambassadors Program. The United States Embassy in Japan will serve as the U.S. government’s lead on guiding and supporting the program.

More information on the program and upcoming scholarship opportunities will come soon.

USJC is not currently accepting formal proposals for MAP funding. Please check our website or newsletter for future updates. In the meantime, please send all inquiries to: [email protected].


MAP will be made possible thanks to the generosity of donors who share our vision of strengthening U.S.-Japan relations and empowering the next generation of global leaders.

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Thank you to everyone else who pledged in support of this program!


To donate in support of the Mineta Ambassadors Program through the U.S.-Japan Council, please click here and submit your donation marked as “Mineta Ambassadors Program / MAP Endowment.”