Japan – America Student Conference

Join 72 other students from the U.S. and Japan for a month of cultural exchange, travel and fun!

This is a chance for an awesome culture and career filled summer!

Meet leaders and students that will improve your career network in this unique student-led cultural and academic exchange which will host its 62nd annual program next summer. Students will discuss their research on topics of bilateral and global interest and enjoy prominent speakers during the month-long program.

The theme for the Japan-America Student Conference held July 23 – August 21, 2010, will be “To Understand, To Unite, To Act: Continuous Evolution through Integrated Perspectives.” Applications are due February 22, 2010!

Today, Japan and the United States work as partners on issues ranging from trade agreements to education and technology. Over the coming years both Japan and the U.S. will undergo changes in leadership which could significantly impact their policies and interactions worldwide. As this alliance continues to change, JASC will ensure students play an active role as they prepare to become the next generation of leaders.

Since JASC is student-run, participants this summer have the unique opportunity to run for election to the student Executive Committee to run the Conference when it will be held in Japan in 2011!

2010 JASC Sites:

  • Earlham College, IN
  • George Washington University, DC
  • New Orleans, LA
  • San Francisco, CA

This year’s Roundtable topics include:

  • Empowering Today’s Youth: Overcoming Challenges in Society
  • Revitalizing Education: The Promotion of Individual Character
  • Security, Military and Peace: The US and Japan
  • Social Entrepreneurship: The Power to Transform
  • Spreading Environmental Awareness in Industrial Developing Nations
  • Sustainable Regionalism: How can urban cities and local communities coexist?
  • The Role of National Identity in the Globalizing Society

Although many participants may be Asian Studies and East Asian Studies majors, this is not a requirement.  All types of students from any field and level of study are welcome at JASC.  Knowledge of the Japanese language is not required.

For applications or more information, please visit  www.iscdc.org. The deadline is February 22, 2010.