On August 20th, 2013, the JASC 65 delegation was hosted by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a Reception in Tokyo. The reception was attended by JASC alumni, dignitaries from Japan and the U.S., and supporters of the conference. Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki and Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo Mark Davidson both spoke at the reception. Both emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance and advocated for the positive role people-to-people exchanges like JASC can play in the relationship. JASC AEC Chair Paul Yarabe of Harvard University and JEC Chair Masato Takeuchi of the Tokyo University of the Arts also spoke at the reception and Dr. Takashi Oi of International Education Center gave a toast.