2019 Application Period is Now Closed

Important Dates

2019 Conference: Nov 1-5, 2019 in Los Angeles, California
Application deadline: Sunday July 21, 2019 11:59 PM PDT
Application review period: 1-2 months after application
Application results: Early September notifications of results will be sent to applicants via email

Next Application review period: June-July 2020


  • Japanese American professional, 24-35 years old
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Resident of the United States or Japan
  • Available to attend the fall USJC Annual Conference
  • Showcases a strong interest in U.S.-Japan relations through professional, academic, extracurricular or community involvement
  • Demonstrates leadership experience
  • Committed to continue to engage in U.S.-Japan Council programs and initiatives, regionally and/or nationally, after program


  • Transportation to and from the USJC Annual Conference
  • Hotel accomodations
  • Meals
  • Conference Registration
  • One-year of USJC Associate Membership (membership is normally by nomination and invitation)


Please have the following documents ready upon submission of your application. All materials must be in English.

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendations (limit 2)

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