26th United States-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange to be Held
1. The 26th United States-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) will be held on November 18 (Tuesday) in Washington DC, the United States. The purpose of this conference is to hold discussions by experts from both Japan and the U.S. on cultural and educational exchanges between the two countries and to suggest/recommend necessary measures and policies to the Governments and societies of the two countries.
2. In this conference, Mr. Minoru Makihara, Japan CULCON Chair (Senior Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Corporation), U.S. Chair of CULCON Mr. Harry Hill (President and CEO, Oak Lawn Marketing, Inc.), Mr. Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S., Dr.Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, as well as other members who represent the Governments, business and academic circles of Japan and the U.S. will participate.
3. Through this conference, experts from both Japan and the U.S. will discuss mainly on issues such as the future of educational and artistic exchanges and policies thereof and issues to be addressed by CULCON, and results of such discussions will be adopted as a joint statement which will be suggested/disclosed to the Governments and societies of the two countries.