2022 Japanese Young Political Leaders Virtual Exchange

March 1–25, 2022

Throughout the month of March 2022, eight young leaders from Japan participated in a virtual program as part of the 2022 Japanese delegation of the US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program, which was co-sponsored by JCIE and the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL).

The agenda for the 2022 Exchange included meetings hosted by government officials, reporters, and policy experts. Topics for discussion included US-Japan relations, the role of the media in democratic countries, domestic US politics, and addressing the challenges of an aging population.


SHINYA ADACHI, Development Consultant, Private Sector Development Group, Economic
Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency

SAYAKA KURASHIMA, Member, Chikuma City Council, Nagano Prefecture (Independent)

YUICHI NAGASUGA, General Director, Tanada Lover’s Japan

NAMI SAKAMOTO, Reporter and Sales Representative, The Daily Shin-shunan

YOICHI SUZUKI, Executive Director, Wake Up Japan; Director of the Board, Amnesty International Japan; Director of the Board, All Japan Renovation

MAYU TAZOE, Member, Meguro Ward Assembly (Tokyoites First Party)

TOSHIKI YAMAGUCHI, Member, Miyazaki City Council, Miyazaki Prefecture (Zenshin Party)

NAHO YOSHIDA, Staff Member, International Affairs Bureau, Komeito Party Headquarters Office

This program is organized in cooperation with the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and with the kind assistance of US program alumni who have visited Japan on this program.