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28th Mansfield Fellows Begin Year in Japan

On July 1, the 28th class of Mansfield Fellows began their year in Japan, while the 27th class concluded their time in Tokyo the preceding day. The Mansfield Fellowship Program gives each class of Fellows—ten U.S. federal employees—unparalleled access to the Japanese...

Applications open for Mansfield Fellowship Program

Applications for the 29th class of Mansfield Fellows are open from July 3rd to October 31st, 2023! Open to U.S. federal employees, the program will consist of a year of language and area studies, followed by a homestay immersion program and 10 months of placement in...

26th Class of Mansfield Fellows Welcomed at Tokyo Reception

On September 1, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and the National Personnel Authority (NPA) held a welcome reception for the 26th class of Mansfield Fellows at Iikura House in Tokyo. At the reception, Foreign Minister...

Twenty-fourth Group of Mansfield Fellows Announced

NEWS RELEASE February 14, 2019 TWENTY-FOURTH GROUP OF MANSFIELD FELLOWS ANNOUNCED (Washington, D.C.)  The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is pleased to announce nine Mansfield Fellows for 2019-2020. This is the twenty-fourth group of Fellows to have been...

23rd Class of Mansfield Fellows in Tokyo

In August, the twenty-third class of Mike Mansfield Fellows participated in orientation activities in Tokyo, prior to beginning their placements within the Japanese government. On Monday, August 27, the nine participants met with representatives of the National...

Mansfield Fellowship News

On May 16, Mansfield Fellow Stephen Ching presented an overview of “The U.S. Defense Industrial Base: Continued Importance, Current Challenges, and Potential Implications for Japan” to an audience of more than fifty business leaders, government officials, policy...