Public Affairs Section

Carolyn Glassman
Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Section handles all aspects of public diplomacy for the United States government and U.S. Embassy in Japan. Public diplomacy covers a wide range of programs and activities in press, information, culture, and education. The section works to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations by:

  • Explaining U.S. policies, while presenting American society in all its complexity so that others can understand the context of U.S. actions, and
  • Creating and administering educational and cultural exchange programs which increase understanding between the people of Japan and the United States.

The components of the section, headed by the Country Public Affairs Officer in Tokyo, are as follows: