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2013 Year in Photos

Convening World Leaders

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon addresses a JCIE co-sponsored event on malaria and the development agenda.

Tokyo, June 2013

Working to Improve Regional Ties

Participants in the 21st Korea-Japan Forum wave to the camera. As bilateral ties have worsened, this annual dialogue provides a valuable opportunity to clear the air.

Seoul, August 2013

Showcasing Innovative Local Initiatives

Recipients of the 2013 Tiffany Foundation Award, which is administered by JCIE, show off their trophy and artwork.

New York, November 2013

Connecting Elected Officials

Diet members on a JCIE-sponsored trip pose with Daw Aung Sang Suu Kyi between site visits to Global Fund-supported health programs.

Yangon, September 2013

Remembering Those We Have Lost

Long-time board member and friend Speaker Thomas Foley passed away in 2013, after JCIE founder Tadashi Yamamoto's passing in 2012.

Tom Foley with Tadashi Yamamoto at a factory tour during the 1981 US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program.

Partnering to Fight HIV/AIDS

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori and Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete at a JCIE-sponsored event on communicable diseases.

Tokyo, June 2013

Supporting Tohoku's Recovery

JCIE staff visit Radio FM Rikuzentakata, a grantee of the JCIE Earthquake Fund that is helping rebuild community ties in the Tohoku disaster zone.

Rikuzentakata, May 2013

Cultivating Young US-Japan Leaders

A Japanese delegate from the US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program observes a US classroom.

Rhode Island, May 2013

Building ASEAN-Japan Partnership

Former ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan speaks as part of the ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership Project.

Tokyo, November 2013

Strengthening US-Japan Ties

Senior US Congressional staff visit a farming community in the Tohoku disaster zone as part of a JCIE exchange.

Kamaishi, August 2013

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