US-Japan Cooperation on the Japan Disaster: Funding Conference

July 21, 2011

Conference on US-Japan Cooperation on Supporting the Japan Disaster Response

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York
Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Cooperating Organizations
Asia Society, GlobalGiving Foundation, Give2Asia, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New York, The Nippon Club, Japan Society, US-Japan Council

Consulate General of Japan in New York


  • Peggy Blumenthal, Senior Counselor to the President, Institute of International Education

Opening remarks

  • Kazuaki Kubo, Director General, The Japan Foundation New York
  • Hideko Katsumata, Managing Director and Executive Secretary, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/Japan)

Session I:  The Response of Japanese Civil Society

  • Hideko Katsumata, Managing Director and Executive Secretary, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/Japan)
  • Yoshifumi Tajiri,Managing Director and Secretary General, Japan NPO Center; Co-Chair, Japan Civil Network for Disaster Relief in East Japan (JCN)
    [PDF English (600kb)]
  • Yoichiro Abe, Deputy Director (Planning and External Relations), Central Community Chest of Japan (CCCJ); Executive Member, Joint Committee for Coordinating and Supporting Voluntary Disaster Relief Activities
    [PDF English (316kb)| Japanese (468kb)]
  • Tae Namba, Board Member and Director of President’s Office, Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA)
    [PDF English (2.88MB)]
  • Tomoko Wakabayashi, Deputy Executive Secretary and Senior Program Officer, Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan
    [PDF English (188kb)]Session II: Challenges and Concerns of US Funders and Partners
  • James Gannon, Executive Director, JCIE/USA
  • Irene Hirano,President, US-Japan Council
  • Betty Borden,Director of Policy Projects, Japan Society
  • Scott Sugiura, Senior Program Officer, Give2Asia
  • Mari Kuraishi, Co-Founder and President, GlobalGiving Foundation

Session III:  Strengthening US-Japan collaboration for recovery

  • Peter Grilli, President, Japan Society of Boston