USJLP 2016-2017 Applications Cycle Announced

September 24, 2015 Latest News


Since 2000 the US-Japan Leadership Program has been devoted to developing a network of friendship, communication and understanding among the next generation of leaders in the two countries. Over the course of two summers, some 40 young leaders are brought together to explore and discuss important topics of mutual interest. Once selected for the Program, participants gain lifelong access to the unique pool of USJLP talent, connections and opportunities.

To qualify for the 2015-2016 USJLP conferences, candidates must hold U.S. or Japan citizenship, be between the ages of 28 and 42 as of the first day of the 2016 conference (July 16, 2016), and have demonstrated leadership, achievement, or the potential for leadership in their respective fields. USJLP strives to achieve a diverse and balanced class each year, and consideration will be given to proven leaders from a broad spectrum of careers and backgrounds.

The Seventeenth Annual Conference will be held in Seattle, WA from July 23-30, 2016. Delegates who start the Program in 2016 are expected to return for their second year at the 2017 conference, currently scheduled to be held July 23-30, 2017 in Japan. Learn more about USJLP conferences here.

To nominate a young leader for USJLP, send a brief note to and the secretariats will be pleased to contact your nominee with application details.

The application deadline is Thursday, January 7, 2016.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV, personal statement, recommendation letter, and an application cover sheet with headshot photo. Applicants will be notified of the results in March, 2016.

Visit the USJLP Applications page for complete details and necessary documents.