APPLICATIONS OPEN: 2024 US Congressional Staff Exchange Program and Japan Study Tour

JCIE is now accepting applications for our 2024 US Congressional Staff Exchange Program to select a bipartisan group of up to Congressional staffers who will participate in a week-long study tour in Japan.

US Congressional Staff Exchange | 2023 Delegation

The 2023 US Congressional Staff Exchange Program gave 7 Congressional Staff the opportunity to travel Japan, where they met with Japanese leaders across politics, media, and academia.

US Congressional Staff Exchange

JCIE established the US Congressional Staff Exchange Program in 1982 in recognition of the vital role Congressional staff play in policymaking. The one-week program provides senior Congressional staffers with the opportunity to meet Japanese legislators and policymakers and give them a sense of the Japanese policymaking process as well as political, economic, and societal trends.

ROUNDTABLE | Discussion with US Congressional Staff on Priorities of the 118th Congress

JCIE/USA hosted a luncheon discussion with alumni of our US-Japan Congressional Staff Exchange Program, to share their thoughts on what to expect from the 118th Congress following the 2022 midterm elections. The session was joined by Japanese business representatives, academics, and those from DC-based think-tanks.

US Congressional Staff Exchange | 2022 Delegation

Group photo with Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Toshimitsu Motegi

The 2022 US Congressional Staff Exchange Program will give 8 Congressional Staff to Japan, where they will meet with Japanese leaders across politics, media, and academia.

US Congressional Staff Exchange | 2019 Delegation

The 2019 US Congressional Staff Exchange Program brought the 28th delegation of US Congressional Staff to Japan, where they met and engaged in discussions with a wide range of Japanese leaders, cabinet members, and diplomats.

Congressional Staff Briefing on US-Japan Relations

JCIE/USA hosted a briefing with Minister Ishigaki (Embassy of Japan), Emma Chanlett-Avery, and Mark Manyin (Congressional Research Service) to update Congressional Staff on the latest developments for the US-Japan relationship

Japan 101 Online Course: Understanding US-Japan Relations

An online course for Congressional staff to bring them up-to-date on the US-Japan relationship and its importance in the US’s approach to Asia.

Japan 101 Course: US Japan Relations During the Biden-Suga Era

The Spring 2021 run of JCIE’s online course for Congressional Staff, which provides them with opportunities to meet e world’s top experts on US-Japan security, trade, and political issues.

US Congressional Staff Exchange | 2013 Delegation

The 2013 US Congressional Staff Exchange Program brought the 2nd delegation of US Congressional Staff to Japan, where they met and engaged in discussions with corporate and nonprofit sector leaders, government officials, and diplomats.