Established by agreement between the Prime Minister Ikeda and President Kennedy
January 1962
1st Plenary Session held in Tokyo【PDF:119KB】
November 1968
CULCON Codification【PDF:241KB】
Japan Foundation is established as a special corporation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Japan-United States Friendship Commission is established as a US federal government agencies
February 1977
CULCON Amendment【PDF:150KB】
April 1991
CGP (Center for Global Partnership) was established in the Japan Foundation
At the 15th Plenary Session, a proposal to strengthen the function of CULCON
July 1991
・The Japan secretariat has been transferred from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Regional Coordination Division, General Affairs Department, Japan Foundation. Mr. Shunsuke Miyao Appointed Secretary General of Japan Secretariat.
・The US secretariat is transferred from the United States Public Relations and Cultural Exchange (USIA) to the Japan-US Friendship Fund (JUSFC). Eric Ganglov appointed US Secretary General
Established US-Japan Bridging Foundation 501 (c) 3 on the US Seacretariat.
April 2005
Mr. Hayato Ogo was appointed Secretary General of Japan
July 2006
Rebuilding the way of CULCON was adopted in the joint statement at the 22nd Joint Conference,
January 2007
Japanese secretariat transferred to Japan-US Center (CGP), Foundation. Norio Okaido, appointed Executive Director of Japan Secretariat.
April 2007
"Intensifying Intellectual Exchange" and "Activating CULCON" was agreed at the Japan-US Summit Meeting,
May 2007
The mission statement was agreed
June 2008
The report “Redefinition of US-Japan Relations” was adopted at the 23rd Joint Meeting, and a subcommittee was created
January 2017
Ms. Misako Ito appointed as Secretary General of Japan