US-Japan Leadership Program 2016-17: Nominate a Young Leader!

Deadline: 7 January 2016

The United States-Japan Foundation is inviting applicants for its US-Japan Leadership Program to create a network of talented and diverse young American and Japanese leaders brought together to foster dialogue, friendship and understanding between the two countries.

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The Seventeenth Annual Conference will be held in Seattle, WA from July 23-30, 2016. Delegates who start the Program in 2016 are expected to return for their second year at the 2017 conference, currently scheduled to be held July 23-30, 2017 in Japan.


  • The Foundation covers economy class direct travel expenses to and from Delegates’ home location to the conference site, as well as lodging expenses and official travel during the conference.
  • Incidental and/or personal charges (e.g., telephone calls, laundry, etc.) during the Program are to be paid by the Delegates.

Eligibility Criteria

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To qualify for the USJLP conferences:

  • Candidates must hold U.S. or Japan citizenship,
  • Be between the ages of 28 and 42 as of the first day of the 2016 conference (July 16, 2016),
  • Have demonstrated leadership, achievement, or the potential for leadership in their respective fields.
  • USJLP strives to achieve a diverse and balanced class each year, and consideration will be given to proven leaders from a broad spectrum of careers and backgrounds.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply by downloading the application sheet via given website.

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For more information, please visit US-Japan Leadership.


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