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Japanese – American Leadership Delegation Program

This exchange program strengthens ties between Japanese-American leaders and their counterparts in Japan through a weeklong program in Japan. The cohort meets with Japanese leaders in government, business, and non-profit sectors during their stay in Japan. The program is organized by the US-Japan Council (USJC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As part of this program, Japan Foundation organizes the Japanese American Leadership Symposium with the visiting Japanese-American leaders as panelists. For information on the exchange program, please visit the US-Japan Council website.

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The Japan-U.S. Science Communication & Policy Fellowship Network

The Japan-U.S. Science Communication & Policy Fellowship Network enables meaningful Japan-U.S. cooperation on global challenges by bridging a critical gap between science and policy. The Program brings together early-career scientists from Japan and the U.S. to engage in bilateral training and exchange for effective communication towards strategic collaboration with policymakers. Selected Fellows will participate in a yearlong cohort experience and receive training to communicate science-informed policy to a wide audience.  There are three key dimensions to the program: 1) training workshops, 2) engagement with policy leaders, the media, and public intellectuals, 3) project outputs such as papers, op-eds, and/or speeches.

This project is a collaboration between the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Foundation, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s Center for Professional Development & Inclusive Excellence (C-HUB), the Wilbury Theatre Group, and the University of California, Riverside Science to Policy; it is funded by The Japan Foundation.

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Japan Society’s U.S.-Japan Women Leaders Initiative

This Japan Society initiative is intended to contribute to the United States’ and Japan’s efforts towards gender equality by amplifying, mentoring and supporting women of all ages for positions of leadership. Japan Society will establish a cohort with members from the United States and Japan to build a community in the U.S.-Japan space to share accomplishments, exchange feedback, and provide support. The U.S. network will have Japan Society in New York as its base, while the Japan network will be based out of Tokyo, recruiting women from throughout the country.