Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

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, including travel with the Network for the Future, to craft these pieces to inform policy discussions taking place in the United States, Japan, and beyond.

Below, please find pieces from 14 experts on Japan and the U.S.-Japan relationship. Many of these pieces were published in other outlets, as noted below. The following PDFs and links are compiled for education purposes only. No ownership or authorship by the Mansfield Foundation is claimed or implied.

John Bradford, “Southeast Asia’s Maritime Security Should be a US-Japan Alliance Agenda.” In PacNet #37, Pacific Forum. (August 26, 2021)

Kathryn Goldfarb, “The Impacts of COVID-19 on Foster Care Alumni.” In the IFCA Foster Care Alumni Project Youth Publication. (Winter 2022)

Kristi Govella, “Seeking Resilience and Revitalization: U.S. Supply Chain Strategy in the Indo-Pacific.” In Stability and Security in the Indo-Pacific, Italian Institute for International
Political Studies, pp. 60–66 (March 17, 2022).

Scott Harold, “The Japan-US Summit andCooperation With South Korea.” In The Diplomat (April 6, 2021).

Jordan Heiber, “Why Digital Trade is Critical to the U.S. and Global Economies.” Via The U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (July 20, 2023)

Hilary Holbrow, “Japan’s Women Will Not Reach Workplace Equality By Starting at the Top. In Nikkei Asia. (December 26, 2022)

Akira Inayoshi, “Remember SHIMOKOBE: A National Land Concept for Population Shrinking Japan.” (October 2022)

Kazuyo Kato, “Kishida shows leadership at TICAD on global health and security.” In Japan Times. (August 29, 2022)

Ryosuke Maeda, “Former Prime Minister Abe’s State Funeral an Opportunity to Repair Divisions.” Originally published in Japanese as “安倍元首相国葬分断修復の契機に” in Hokkaido Shimbun. (October 1, 2022)

Anna Nagamine, “Okinawa in Position to be Asia’s Next Hotbed for Innovation.” (November 2022)

Crystal Pryor, “Chipping Away at Economic Vulnerabilities: A Herculean Team Effort.” (December 2022)

Anand Rao, “Shadow of Japanese Colonialism May Cloud U.S. Policy.” In Times Union. (July 27, 2021)

Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna, “Build an Exepectation of Change in Risk Communications.” (October 31, 2022)

Timothy Webster, “A Formula to Resolve the South Korea-Japan Wartime Forced Labor Issue.” Via the United States Institute of Peace. (August 18, 2022)

The views expressed in these pieces are the authors’ own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, or any other organization.