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A Historical Chronology of JCIE

The 1970s: Outreach to Europe and Asia

1979

February 4–11

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 5th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

February 9–11

2nd Korea-Japan Intellectual Exchange Conference (Seoul, Korea)

March 3–4

3rd Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue—Phase 1: "ASEAN-Japan Relations in Global Perspective" (Odawara, Japan)

April 20–22

4th Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Hakone, Japan)

April 22–24

Trilateral Commission 10th Plenary Meeting (Tokyo, Japan)

May 2

Japan-United States Economic Relations "Wisemen's" Groupjointly established by the president and the prime minister. Joint meetings were held in December 1979 in Washington DC, in May 1980 in Tokyo and Oiso, in August 1980 in Honolulu and November 1980 in San Francisco.

June 17–22

International Design Conference: "Japan in Aspen—Synthesis of Contradictions" (Aspen, Colorado)

August 19–30

European Youth Study Program in Japan

November 7

Establishment of the Asian Community Trust to support development projects around Asia. Modeled on community foundations in the United States, the ACT became Japan's first charitable trust based on general fundraising.

November 7–9

International Philanthropy Project Symposium: "Priorities for Private Philanthropy in Southeast Asia" (Tokyo, Japan)

November 14–21

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: Japan Socialist Party Delegation "Asukata Mission" to the United States

December 1–2

1st Thai-Japan Conference (Tokyo, Japan)

December 20–23

The 3rd Korea-Japan Intellectual Exchange Conference (Hakone, Japan)

1978

January 15–20

1st Parliamentary Seminar: "Pacific Prospects in Global Perspectives" (Honolulu, HI)

Cosponsored with: East-West Center (EWC) and Former Members of Congress (FMC)

February 1–9

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 4th Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

March 4

2nd US-Japan Symposium: "Japan's International Role" (New York, NY)

June 11–13

Trilateral Commission 9th Plenary Meeting (Washington DC)

September 5–6

2nd Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue—Phase 1: "Consolidation of New International Order and Prospect for ASEAN-Japan Relations" (Bangkok, Thailand)

November 5–16

International Philanthropy Project: 1st Study Mission to Southeast Asia

1977

January 9–11

Trilateral Commission 7th Plenary Meeting (Tokyo, Japan)

January 12–13

2nd Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Hakone, Japan)

February 21–26

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 3rd Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

July 2

1st US-Japan Symposium: "Japan's International Role" (Tokyo, Japan)

July 13–15

1st Korea-Japan Intellectual Exchange Conference (Tokyo, Japan)

Cosponsored with: Korea University Asiatic Research Center

September 1–4

4th Japense-American Assembly "Shimoda Conference" (Oiso, Kanagawa Prefecture)

October 20–22

3rd Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Brussels, Belgium)

October 22–25

Trilateral Commission 8th Plenary Meeting (Bonn, Germany)

November 12–14

1st Conference of the ASEAN-Japan Dialogue—Phase 1: "Mutual Perceptions of the International Roles of Japan and ASEAN" (Odawara, Japan)

December 4–11

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 8th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

1976

January 4–21

International Philanthropy Project Study Mission to Europe


Governor Jimmy Carter (center) breaks from the US presidential campaign to meet participants in the US-Japan Young Political Leader's Exchange
February 4–14

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 2nd Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

March 14–27

2nd Caravan of Japanese speakers in the United States

Cosponsored with: Japan Society

March 27–28

International Education Seminar: "How to Make Better Teachers in Japan and the United States"

May 9–11

Trilateral Commission 6th Plenary Meeting (Ottawa, Canada)

June 7–9

International Symposium: "Children and Television—Present and Future" (with Children's Television Workshop)


Bill Cosby meets with Japanese teachers in New York during an international education seminar.
July 6–August 16

US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange Cooperative Project: 2nd US Educators' Study Tour to Japan

December 13–17

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 7th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

1975

January 6–10

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 6th US Congressional Delegation to Japan


(Rear of car) Ford Foundation President McGeorge Bundy and Sony co-founder Akio Morita chat outside a Tokyo symposium on philanthropy.
January 21–23

International Philanthropy Project Symposium: "Role of Philanthropy in the Advanced Societies" (Tokyo, Japan)

April 21–25

US-Japan Conference on Arms Control and Security

Cosponsored with: Stanford University

May 25–26

1st Europe-Japan "Hakone" Conference (Hakone, Japan)

May 30–31

Trilateral Commission 4th Plenary Meeting (Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan)

August 18–September 12

US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange Cooperative Project: 1st US Educators' Study Tour to Japan

September 17–25

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: Japan Socialist Party Delegation to the United States (Eda Mission)
This visit marked the first exchange between the Japan Socialist Party and the US government in two decades.

October 3–4

International Education Seminar: "Humanistic School Curricula in Urbanized Society"

October 4–25

3rd Japanese Teachers' Short-Term Visit to the United States

November 29–December 2

Trilateral Commission 5th Plenary Meeting (Paris, France)

1974

June 23–25

Trilateral Commission 2nd Plenary Meeting (Brussels, Belgium)


Japanese Diet members meet with Vice President Gerald Ford.
August 4–18

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 1st Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States

September 14–28

International Philanthropy Project Study Mission to the United States and Canada

September 16–October 1

1st Caravan of Japanese speakers in the United States

Cosponsored with: Japan Society

October 19–November 8

2nd Japanese Teachers' Short-Term Study Tour to the United States

November 10–23

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 2nd US Delegation to Japan

December 8–10

Trilateral Commission 3rd Plenary Meeting (Washington DC)

1973

July 2–5

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 5th US Congressional Delegation to Japan

July 15–29

US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program: 1st US Delegation to Japan

August 16–18

International Education Seminar: "Humanity Education"


Leaders from the United States, Europe and Japan convene at the 1st Trilateral Commission Plenary in Tokyo.
September 29–October 19

4th Aspen Institute Japan Seminar

October 9

Official incorporation of JCIE, which has been operating since its establishment in 1970.

October 21–23

Launch of the Trilateral Commission in Tokyo with its first plenary meeting. JCIE serves as the Japanese (later Pacific Asia) Secretariat for the Commission.

1972

April 3–6

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 4th US Congressional Delegation to Japan


Fuji Television broadcast from the 3rd Shimoda Conference.
June 8–11

3rd Japanese-American Assembly "Shimoda Conference" (Shimoda, Japan)

October 1–21

3rd Aspen Institute Japan Seminar

December 4–20

George Washington University Educational Staff Seminar Study Trip to Japan

1971

April 24–June 19

New York City Mayor John Lindsay (2nd from right) leads a delegation to Japan.

US-Japan Educational Leadership Exchange Project: Japanese Teachers' Study Group Visit to the United States

May 1–18

US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program: 3rd US Congressional Delegation to Japan

June 27–August 8

US-Japan Educational Leadership Exchange Project: American Teachers' Study Group Visit to Japan

August 20

International Education Seminar with the Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street)

September 15–18

Liberal Democratic Party Diet Delegation Visit to the United States

October 15–30

2nd Aspen Institute Japan Seminar

December 2–7

Japan visit of Mayor John Lindsay of New York City and the NYC Business Mission

1970

April

JCIE begins facilitation of the Japanese Documentation Center at the East Asian Institute at Columbia University

May

JCIE organizes and administers Keizai Doyukai "Ibuka Mission" to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

September–October

1st Aspen Institute Japan Seminar

October–November

1st Japanese Teachers' Short-Term Study Tour to the United States


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