The Mansfield Fellowship Program gives its participants an unrivaled, intimate view of Japan. During their year in the country, Fellows are exposed to the mechanisms that drive the policymaking in Japan, the factors and phenomena that define the country's interests, and the unique cultural processes that make it all work. No other professional development program offers this to federal employees.
Once a Fellow, always a Fellow. Although the program itself lasts only one year, upon completing the program Fellows graduate into a class of 120 alumni Fellows. The alumni comprise a close-knit community of diverse professionals at various career levels. The Mansfield Foundation engages the alumni in its work and encourages them to remain resources to each other long after they graduate from the program.
The Mansfield Fellowship is also highly recognized in Japan. Named in honor of the longest serving U.S. ambassador to Japan, Mike Mansfield, the program remains a reputable exchange with the strong support of both governments.