January 11, 2018
This week a group of alumni Mansfield Fellows working in Washington exchanged views on financial and political developments affecting the U.S.-Japan relationship with a delegation of senior executives from one of Japan’s largest banks, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. The delegation included Hajime Takata (Chief Economist and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.), Jianguang Shen (Managing Director and Chief Economist, Mizuho Securities Asia, Ltd.), and Ryo Ishihara (Chief Representative of Mizuho Bank Ltd.’s new Washington, D.C. Representative Office). The five alumni Mansfield Fellows shared insights based on their experiences in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government as well as their work in the banking, communications, and nonprofit sectors. The alumni Fellows included: Richard Gabbert (Senior Special Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission, Mansfield Fellow 2016-2017), Jordan Heiber (Director and Deputy Representative, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mansfield Fellow representing the U.S. Department of State from 2009-2011); Rachelle Johnson (Director of Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions, Mansfield Fellow representing the U.S. Senate from 2009-2011); Keith Krulak (Treasurer, United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association, Mansfield Fellow representing the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2001-2003); and Darrell Rico Doss (Legislative Director (Acting), Office of Congressman Dwight Evans, Mansfield Fellow representing the U.S. House of Representatives, 2015-2016).