I am very pleased that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, an educational exchange program with the aim of promoting mutual understanding between the United States and Japan.
Over the past 70 years, the exchanges of about 10,000 young people, academics and others have deepened mutual understanding, shared the common values, and helped build the mature and trusting relationship between our two countries.
Even with the hardships of the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the founding belief of the Program in the importance of interactions between people has never changed and the people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the United States have continued seamlessly thanks to the strong zeal of the Fulbrighters and everyone else involved.
I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for the efforts of the many people involved in the Fulbright Program to strongly support the Program. MEXT will keep on making efforts so that we can continue to develop these very meaningful exchanges that tie our two countries together.
文部科学省国際統括官 田口 康
Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)