This online cross-disciplinary celebration is a program of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), an independent federal government agency that strengthens the U.S.-Japan relationship through educational, cultural, and intellectual exchange. The program is proposed by the Arts Dialogue Committee of the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON), a binational advisory panel that serves to elevate and strengthen the vital cultural and educational foundations of the U.S.-Japan relationship.

“This dynamic project will enable Americans to explore a wide range of Japan-themed cultural programming, across a variety of genres and geographic regions,” said Paige Cottingham-Streater, Executive Director of the JUSFC and an organizer of the new initiative. “Arts Japan 2020 will also encourage collaborations among American cultural entities and artists who practice Japanese art forms.”

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