Affiliated Programs

US-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program (LEP)


The US-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program (LEP) is a public policy program directed by Professor Henry R. Nau at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University. Begun in 1989, the LEP brings together U.S. Congressional members and Japanese Diet members on a semi-annual basis for in-depth and informal discussions of the broad range of political, economic and security issues affecting U.S.-Japan relations. It was later expanded to include South Korea. An Elliott School graduate student serves as program administrator, and Elliott School undergraduate students assist in the annual Washington meeting in late April/early May. The LEP is funded by the congressionally-endowed Japan-US Friendship Commission. For more information on the program, please contact: or 202-994-8744.