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A Historical Chronology of JCIE

The Early Years: Programs with the United States

JCIE evolved from two predecessors, the Association of International Education and the Japan Council for International Understanding.

1969


US Congressional delegation to Japan, including Edmund Muskie, Mo Udall, Hugh Scott, Donald Rumsefeld, and Howard Baker.

• 2nd Japanese-American Assembly "Shimoda Conference" (Shimoda, Japan)

• US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 2nd US Congressional Delegation to Japan

1968

• US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 1st US Congressional Delegation to Japan
Cosponsored with: Japan Council for International Understanding and the Columbia University School for International Affairs

• 4th Japanese School Teachers' Study Tour to the United States

• Facilitation of the Council on Foreign Relations Study Trip to Japan

1967


Tokusaburo Kosaka welcoming US Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield at the first Shimoda Conference.

• JCIE's predecessor, the Japan Council for International Understanding, cosponsored the 1st Japanese-American Assembly (1st Shimoda Conference). As the first regular private dialogue between senior Japanese and American leaders, the Shimoda Conference represented a landmark shift in US-Japan relations.
Cosponsored with: American Assembly of Columbia University

• 3rd Japanese School Teachers' Study Tour to the United States

1966

• 2nd Japanese School Teachers' Study Tour to the United States

1964

• 1st Japanese School Teachers' Study Tour to the United States under the Japanese-American Teachers Exchange program
Sponsored by: Association of International Education and the Ford Foundation.


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