After the Second World War, leaders in the U.S. and Japan jointly created various organizations emphasizing intellectual and cultural exchange to bring peace and prosperity to a war-torn region and forge a post-war international order. Those international institutions served the U.S. and Japanese interests well and contributed to cementing U.S.-Japan ties. The International House of Japan is a prime example, founded by John D. Rockefeller and prominent Japanese leaders.

Join us for a roundtable discussion with James Kondo as he provides insights into the role of the International House of Japan in building regional and global connections for Japan, with U.S.-Japan relations at its core. David Janes—senior advisor for Institutional Development at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and fellow with the Asia-Pacific program at the EastWest Institute—will moderate the discussion.   

This is event is co-hosted by the American Friends of the International House of Japan.