August 30, 2018 U.S.-Japan Space Forum News. Michael Fletcher, MFP Class 21 and U.S.-Japan Space Forum participant, recently hosted a delegation from Japan’s office of National Space Policy for a visit to NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Mr. Fletcher met with representatives including Minister of State for Space Policy Masaji Matsuyama, Shuzo Takada, Director General of ...READ MORE »
Monthly Archives: August 2018
August 30, 2018 The twenty-third class of Mike Mansfield Fellows participated in a week of orientation activities in Tokyo, prior to beginning their placements within the Japanese government next Monday. On Monday, August 27, the nine participants met with representatives of the National Personnel Authority (NPA) and the host agencies for their first placements. On Tuesday, the Fellows received a briefing at ...READ MORE »
August 23, 2018 Major Monica Herrera (U.S. Air Force) of the 20th class of Mansfield Fellows recently served as an instructor and small group facilitator for the first-ever Department of Defense Operational Gender Advisor (GENAD) Course (OGC). The course trains personnel on how to apply a gender perspective on military operations/exercises. The OGC also supports the Women, Peace & Security (WPS) Act ...READ MORE »
August 23, 2018 The twenty-third class of Mansfield Fellows concluded their seven-week Japanese language immersion and homestay in Ishikawa Prefecture this week. Activities included a farewell courtesy visit with Ishikawa governor Masanori Tanimoto and a closing ceremony. Today, the Fellows return to Tokyo for orientation, with their ten months of placements beginning on September 3.
August 16, 2018 The twenty-third class of Mansfield Fellows are finishing their seven-week Japanese language immersion in Ishikawa prefecture. At the end of this month, the Fellows will return to Tokyo for orientation to begin their ten months of placements. As part of their program in Ishikawa, the Fellows had a chance to meet with Princeton University ...READ MORE »
August 9, 2018 Mansfield Fellow Bill Golike, from the twelfth class, served as the Acting Principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Osaka during a prolonged gap between permanent officers. While there, he managed the Commerce Department’s Commercial Service office of five locally hired staff and one junior officer. The Commercial Service Osaka is tasked with increasing U.S. exports ...READ MORE »
August 2, 2018 The twenty-third class of Mansfield Fellows are completing their seven-week Japanese language immersion in Ishikawa prefecture before they start their ten month placements. The program is intended to strengthen the new Fellows’ Japanese language skills and introduce them to aspects of Japan’s culture, economy, government, and education outside Tokyo. As part of their experience, the newest nine fellows ...READ MORE »