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Toshiba Japan Discussion Series




“Populism to Prudence? The State of Sino-Japanese Relations”

May 13, 2008

A discussion on the outcome of the Japan-China summit and its implications, featuring Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor of International Politics, Faculty of law at the University of Tokyo and Edward Lincoln, Director of the Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies and Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business


“An Insider’s Perspective on Health Policy and Tobacco Control in Japan and the United States”

April 22, 2008

An analysis of U.S. and Japanese health policy towards smoking and tobacco use, featuring Mansfield Fellowship alumna Deidre Lawrence, Ph.D., MPH, Epidemiologist, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health





“The Future of the Japanese Economy”

October 23, 2007

A comparative briefing on the U.S. and Japanese economic decision making process, featuring Mansfield Fellowship alumnus Christopher D. Winship, Deputy Director, Office of East Asia, Department of Treasury


"Buy Green! Learning from Japan’s Success"

March 27, 2007

A dialogue on the secrets of Japan's successful "Buy Green" consumer purchasing movement and what U.S. manufacturers seeking to export to Japan need to know. Speaker: Mansfield Fellowship alumnus Christopher Kent, U.S. EPA. Minneapolis, Minnesota


"Legislation and Leadership in U.S.-Japan Relations"

February 27, 2007

A briefing on U.S. and Japanese legislative systems, featuring Mansfield Fellowship alumni: Robert Letteney, House Committee on Appropriations; James Miller, Federal Communications Commission; and Jennifer Sklarew, U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Capitol



“Preparing the U.S. and Japanese Workforce for a Global Economy”

October 11, 2006.

William J. Clinton Presidential Library, Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, Arkansas
The Honorable Howard H. Baker, Jr., led a panel discussion on economic development opportunities in the United States and Japan, the status of the U.S. and Japanese education systems, and implications for the future of the global economic community. He was joined by a panel of international education, government and industry experts:
David Boling, Mansfield Fellowship Alumnus, Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
JoAnne Livingston, Mansfield Fellowship Alumnus, U.S. Department of Education
Hideichiro Chikahiro, Hino Motors Manufacturing USA, Inc.
Keith Nitta, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service


"Promoting Drug Policy Partnerships in Japan and the United States: An Insider's Perspective"

March 29, 2006

This program, the fourth in the Foundation’s 2005-06 Toshiba Japan Discussion Series, featured Mansfield Fellow Alumna Monica Caphart, senior compliance officer at the FDA. With more than 70 percent of the active ingredients in U.S. drugs now made in foreign countries, Ms. Caphart described U.S.-Japan initiatives to keep drugs safe for Americans. The program was sponsored in collaboration with the Japan-America Society of Georgia, the Hollins School of Public Health and Emory University’s Halle Institute for Global Learning. Toshiba International Foundation and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provided funding.


"Combating Cyber Crime in the United States and Japan: Forging Connections to Safeguard Society"

February 27, 2006
This program, the third in the Foundation’s 2005-06 Toshiba Japan Discussion Series, featured Mansfield Fellow Alumna Shelagh J. Sayers, Special Agent, Computer Intrusion Squad, San Francisco Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ms. Sayers provided a status report on cyber crime in the United States and Japan and discussed U.S.-Japan cooperative initiatives to combat this growing threat to individuals, businesses and organizations. The program was sponsored in collaboration with the Carnegie Mellon University CyLab and the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania with support from Toshiba International Foundation and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.





FBI Special Agent Shelagh Sayers discusses U.S.-Japan collaboration to identify and apprehend cyber criminals.









"U.S.-Japan Relations: Toward New Areas of Bilateral Cooperation"

November 15, 2005

The Mansfield Room (S-207) in the U.S. Capitol Building


A Toshiba-sponsored panel discussion featuring Mr. James Kelly, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs, Mr. Junichi Ihara, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in the United States, and alumni Mansfield Fellows who shared their views on the current status of U.S.-Japan cooperation.

Event summary

Remarks by Mr.Kelly


“Trends in U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Energy and the Environment”

October 17, 2005, Golden, Colorado


Featuring Mansfield Fellowship Program alumni; co-sponsored with the University of Colorado and Japan-America Society of Colorado

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