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New Podcast Series With Japan Studies Experts

In 2023, the Mansfield Foundation launched its first podcast series, focused on members of Cohort 5 of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future. All of season 1 are linked below, and episodes are available via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other venues. International Law...

U.S.-Japan Network for the Future: Cohort 5 Op Eds and Publications

As part of their participation in the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future, members of Cohort Five worked on opinion pieces and other writings to refine their expertise into short, policy-relevant articles. From 2021 to 2023, Network Experts used their research,...

U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort 7: Applications Closed

Note: Applications closed January 29, 2024.   The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Japan Foundation launched the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future program in 2009 to foster a new generation of U.S.-Japan specialists. Each of the six existing cohorts...

Announcing the Sixth Cohort of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future

After a competitive selection process, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and Japan Foundation are pleased to announce the sixth cohort of the “U.S.-Japan Network for the Future” program. These fifteen specialists on the U.S.-Japan relationship will bring...

U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort 6: Selection in Progress

Please note that applications are now closed. The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) are pleased to recruit a new group of participants for the “U.S.-Japan Network for the Future” program. This program...

October 25 Public Symposium

  Join the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation for this panel discussion with four leading experts on U.S.-Japan relations. The panel will share views from the United States on the future of the alliance in a post-Trump/Abe world. Discussion will focus on the...