Nine young leaders from Japan are participated in a virtual program as part of the 2021 Japanese delegation of the US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program, which is co-sponsored by JCIE and the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL).
Their agenda included meetings hosted by government officials, policy experts, business representatives, and ACYPL alumni. Topics of discussion included US-Japan relations in the aftermath of 2020 leadership changes, COVID-19 relief and public health initiatives, and how to reach across political divides.
This exchange was followed by a virtual exchange for American young political leaders in May, 2021.
KAIHEI HASHIGUCHI, Member, Kumamoto Prefectural Assembly (Liberal Democratic Party)
FUMIKO KINOSHITA, Member, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly (Tokyoites First Party)
AKIHIRO NAKAMURA, Member, Sumida City Assembly (Constitutional Democratic Party)
MASAHIRO NAKAMURA, Diplomatic and Security Policy Specialist, Policy Research Council, Komeito Party Headquarters Office
YASUKO SHIMIZU, Member, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly (Tokyoites First Party)
MAMI TAKAGI, Chief, Public Relations Headquarters, Liberal Democratic Party Headquarters Office
TSUYOSHI TSUKAMOTO, Member, Nagoya City Council (Constitutional Democratic Party)
TOMOYO YASUI, Member, Ishikawa Prefectural Assembly (Liberal Democratic Party
PURANIK YOGENDRA, Member, Edogawa City Council (Constitutional Democratic Party)