Mission and Purpose

Our Mission

The U.S.-Japan Council develops and connects diverse leaders to create a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship. Founded by Japanese Americans, the Council brings together leaders of the United States and Japan from across backgrounds, sectors, and generations to partner for a better future for the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Our Purpose

  • We are a unique community that brings together Japanese American and other leaders of the United States and Japan, strengthening ties between the two countries.
  • We bring together a network of diverse leaders across sectors for meaningful collaboration, creating deep and lasting relationships.
  • We develop the next generation of leaders by offering life-changing experiences that inspire participants to contribute to a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship.
  • We believe in service and are committed to action in areas where our multicultural perspectives and experiences can make a difference.