AMED opened its Washington D.C. Office on November 1, 2016, in the District of Columbia. The office is in a multi-tenant building in the downtown area where numerous local and national companies and the offices of Japanese public organizations are located. It is about only a half-hour drive to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with AMED dated January 11, 2016.
The Washington DC office assumes multiple roles. Coordination for the cooperation and collaboration with funding agencies and institutions on medical research and development; investigation of trends in medical research policy; networking; and advertising the AMED's activities in North America.