The mission of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to support the people of developing and transitional countries in their efforts to achieve enduring economic and social progress. As the primary foreign assistance arm of the U.S. Government, USAID reflects the deeply held moral values and humanitarian instincts of the American people to help the less fortunate, and its work remains an important instrument for the conduct of foreign policy.

USAID is headquartered in Washington D.C. with field Missions in 67 countries and programs in more than 90 countries. Key areas of assistance include:

  • Economic growth, trade and agriculture (including education, technology and the environment)
  • Health, including HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases
  • Democracy, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian assistance (including disaster relief)

John Seong
Senior Development Counselor

In the early 1990s, USAID established an office in the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to strengthen U.S.-Japan alliances in development and humanitarian assistance. Countries around the world have benefited from U.S.-Japan collaboration as donors, and both government and non-government sectors from the two countries have together made important strides in the fields of agriculture, health, water, the environment, humanitarian relief, trade and investment, and research and technology. Cooperation continues to expand to make strategic contributions to poverty reduction and economic growth.

USAID/Tokyo contact information:
Phone: (03) 3224-5000 – ask for the AID office.