Published: Oct. 17, 2022

The 75th Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) will bring together American and Japanese university students from a variety of academic disciplines to live, travel, facilitate meaningful conversations, and develop personal research together. Over the course of this academically intensive and culturally immersive conference, delegates will build lifelong friendships, develop cross-cultural communication skills, and connect with leading professionals in many fields including US-Japan relations, all while gaining a firsthand understanding of this ever-evolving and multifaceted relationship.
The 75th JASC will travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nagasaki from August 2 to August 26, 2023.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until
11:59 p.m. EST December 24, 2022

All undergraduate and graduate students studying in the United States are eligible to apply for the 75th JASC. If you are graduating before the summer or recently entered college, you are still eligible to apply.

JASC welcomes applications from students of all academic majors to foster a deeper, interdisciplinary exchange. As the official language of the Conference is English, no prior experience in Japanese language or Japanese studies is required.

JASC is unique in that it is entirely student-run and student-led in nature. The 16 Executive Committee Members, elected by their peers at the end of the 74th JASC, determine the conference theme, roundtable topics, programming, and oversee the day-to-day logistics of conference planning and execution.
This aspect of JASC allows delegates to delve into topics that are of interest to them and empowers them to discuss pressing issues. This helps them recognize issues they may one day be tasked with as the next generation of U.S.-Asia leaders.

Delegates will not only develop strong cross-cultural communication skills through their interactions with their peers, but will also have numerous opportunities to network with leading officials, academics, and distinguished professionals in the public and private sectors, as well as prominent business leaders and key figures in the field of U.S.-Japan relations.
By balancing opportunities for personal, intellectual, and professional growth, JASC encourages delegates to realize their keen ability to spark meaningful change on the world stage and within their local communities alike.

An indispensable component of all JASC gatherings are the Roundtables, or RTs. During the Conference, delegates conduct original, peer-reviewed research in tightly-knit academic cohorts. Each RT is made up of an equal number of Japanese and American delegates to ensure a balanced exchange of cultural perspectives. Through these intensive discussions on sensitive subjects, participants gain a more nuanced understanding of their international counterparts and actively develop real world policy solutions in the context of the U.S.-Japan relationship.

Prospective RT topics for the 75th JASC include:

Culture and Arts
Environment and Technology
International Politics and US-Japan Relationship
Law and Morality
Linguistics and Philosophy
Social Class and Diversity
Sustainable Business

For questions or additional information, visit our website, or email
In addition, we will be hosting virtual information sessions at 8pm EST on November 5th and 19th, with further details to come.

Share this message with your colleagues and encourage qualified students to apply for an unforgettable summer of learning beyond the classroom!