Promoting Understanding and Cooperation in U.S.-Asia Relations since 1983
The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Thomas S. Foley Legislative Exchange is a new public-private partnership building relationships among American, Japanese, and Korean elected officials. In May 2016 the Foley Exchange brought seven members of Japan’s National Diet and four members of Korea’s National Assembly to Washington for bilateral and trilateral meetings.
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 March 2016 USJSF members discussed their recommendations with members of the Seattle space community at the National Bureau of Asian Research.
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 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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