"Black Americans and U.S.-Japan Relations." The speaker, Ms. Cottingham-Streater, directs the work of the Japan-U.S.Friendship Commission. The Commission is an independent federal government agency that supports research, education, public affairs and exchange with Japan. Its mission is to support reciprocal people-to-people understanding, and promote partnerships that advance common interests between Japan and the United States.
Ms. Cottingham-Streater is the recipient of Japan’s Foreign Minister’sCommendation in recognition of her longstanding work to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations. The award, made on March 31, 2004, commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Amity between Japan and the United States
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