About Asia Society Japan
In March 2018, Asia Society Japan was launched in partnership with the International House of Japan as a new global hub in East Asia. For sixty-five years since its establishment, Asia Society has been dedicated to nurturing peace and development in Asia. It has been a platform for dialogue and exchange, for promoting mutual understanding between Asia and the United States. Respecting this philosophy and tradition, the Japan Center offers various programs covering the fields of policy, economy, diplomacy, arts, culture and business, led by the three committees for “Policy,” “Art” and “Asia 21.”
As Asia’s geopolitical importance increases, Japan, the third largest economy in the world, bears a more prominent role. The Rep Directors, James Kondo and Thierry Porté, commented: “Japan needs deeper understanding of, and engagement with, the leaders, ideas and innovation shaping Asia. The Center will play a critical role in promoting such exchanges.”
About Asia Society
The Asia Society is a non-partisan, non-profit institution founded in 1956 by philanthropist, John D. Rockefeller III with a mandate to resolve the various issues faced by Asia and the world. For more than 65 years since its establishment, it has been a “bridge” between Asia and the United States, promoting greater knowledge of Asia in the United States and strengthening partnerships among our peoples, leaders and institutions.
The Asia Society’s purpose is to navigate shared futures for Asia and the world across policy, arts and culture, education, sustainability, business, and technology. Its mission is to foster insight, encourage engagement, elevate regional voices, inform and educate new audiences, address complex – and where necessary – contentious challenges, engage in creative problem-solving, and help deliver real solutions for the benefit of all.
Asia Society currently has major centers with museums in New York, Hong Kong and Houston and global centers in Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and Zurich.
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