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Mansfield Podcast Season 2: The U.S.-Japan Network for the Future

In 2024, the Mansfield Foundation continued its podcast series, with a second season focused on members of the Sixth Cohort of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future. Episodes will be posted throughout July 2024. The Mansfield Podcast is available via Spotify, Apple...

U.S.-Japan Network for the Future: Cohort 6 Op Eds and Publications

As part of their participation in the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future, members of Cohort Six worked on opinion pieces and other writings to refine their expertise into short, policy-relevant articles. From 2023 to 2024, Network Experts used their research, including...

Cohort 7 of the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and Japan Foundation are honored to announce fifteen experts who will be joining the “U.S.-Japan Network for the Future” program. These specialists on the U.S.-Japan relationship have been identified and selected for...

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...