Promoting Understanding and Cooperation in U.S.-Asia Relations since 1983
The Foundation is now recruiting for the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program. This program provides up to ten federal employees with one year of professional development and networking opportunities in Japan, including seven weeks of language training in Ishikawa Prefecture and ten months of professional assignments in Japan. The application deadline is November 2, 2015. The Mansfield Fellows currently in Japan met with Ishikawa Prefecture Governor Tanimoto in July 2015.
The Thomas S. Foley Legislative Exchange Program was established in 2014 to honor the late Ambassador Thomas S. Foley. The exchange brings members of Japan’s National Diet to Washington, D.C. to meet with their counterparts in government and policy circles. The third Diet delegation participated in the Foundation's April 2015 Capitol Hill symposium.
The U.S.-Japan Space Forum (USJSF), a standing committee of American and Japanese space policy experts and officials, meets twice yearly to examine critical developments and opportunities for bilateral and multilateral space-related activities. In December 2014 USJF members addressed a public seminar at Keio University.
The Mansfield Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue series brings experts to Capitol Hill to discuss Asia-related issues with members of Congress, congressional staff, corporate affiliates, and others. On June 24th, 2015, President Frank Jannuzi moderated a TPP-themed dialogue featuring four distinguished speakers: Steve Okun, Niels Marquardt, Adam Sitkoff, and George Drysdale.
The Asian Opinion Poll Database (AOPD) serves as a unique reference for researchers by providing access to important public opinion trends in Northeast Asia. The Foundation has collected and translated opinion polls on key policy-related issues from major media organizations and other agencies in Japan, South Korea, and China.
The Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars Program brings eight young researchers from Japan’s pharmaceutical sector to the United States each year to learn about U.S. translational research, healthcare policy, pharmaceutical research, and regulatory practices. The first group of researchers visited Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston in September 2013.
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