Conference Topic
Drawing a roadmap to design a sustainable framework for enhancing academic collaboration between the U.S. and Japanese institutions.

Goals of the conference
At the US-Japan Higher Education Panel held in April 2012, the measures to further stimulate the mobility of students between the United States and Japan were discussed. This time around, the panel is to further discuss how to enhance the student exchanges and research cooperation and focuses especially on the young researchers. The session starting from 15:20 is designed for young researchers to begin fostering tangible interactions among themselves by exchanging views on a specific theme.

Background and Purpose of the Project
On April 9, 2012, the first US-Japan Higher Education Panel was held at Waseda University, the participants of which include individuals from CULCON, MEXT, JSPS, US and Japanese universities, Mitsui & Co. Ltd, Mitsubishi Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, the Embassy of the United States, U.S. National Science Foundation, Japan Foundation, JASSO, the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Inspired by various ideas exchanged during the April panel over how to increase the US-Japan student and researcher mobility, the panel this time will gather more concrete proposals to design and implement a sustainable framework to facilitate active academic exchanges among US-Japan institutions. For example, several proposals can be potentially suggested as an initial mean to start our discussions, such as establishing a Japanese equivalent of the Rhodes Scholar Program or the Fulbright Program as a symbolic move to enhance the visibility of US-Japan higher education exchanges and cooperation, creating a new version of the JET (The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) at the post-doctorate level to conduct research activities while teaching language or content classes to start an academic career, creating double-degree programs between US-Japan universities, and establishing mid-career young professionals exchange programs between US-Japan government offices and private companies.
During the session called “Young Japanese Researchers Networking Discussion”, the panel will invite several young Japanese professors who are currently teaching at universities in the U.S. as faculty members. Being Japanese by their origin, these professors are resourceful not only for the U.S. institutions but also for the US-Japan academic exchange and cooperation. Their experiences to enter the U.S. academic communities and issues that they have faced in their career development will be addressed.

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