Our Vision 

Our vision is a world in which Americans and Japanese of every generation value and contribute to the U.S.-Japan relationship. The JASWDC will be a driving force and partner of choice in forging close ties between our two peoples. We will be the most comprehensive, visible, trusted, and accessible resource in the DC area.

Our Mission

Drawing on the unique resources of the nation’s capital and our long history, the JASWDC promotes friendship and understanding between Americans and Japanese through diverse programming that spans the educational, cultural, business, and policy spheres.

Our Values

  • We are trusted stewards of the U.S.-Japan relationship, committed to mutual understanding and service to our community
  • We are friendly and welcoming to all who seek to advance their understanding of Japan and contribute to U.S.-Japan ties
  • We are good, reliable partners to other institutions
  • We operate with honesty, integrity, transparency, and the highest ethical standards