June 4, 2021
(Washington, DC) The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth class of Mansfield Fellows, ten federal employees who will be working and living in Japan in 2022-2023.
Congress established the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. government officials with substantial Japan expertise. Earlier this year, President Joseph ...READ MORE »
Updated April 16, 2021
(Washington, DC) The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-fifth class of Mansfield Fellows, federal employees who will be working and living in Japan in 2020-2021.
The Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program was established by Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. government officials with substantial Japan ...READ MORE »
September 26, 2019
On September 24, Alumni Fellow Michael Luke Deckard (MFP 22) visited the Mansfield Foundation at the International House of Japan in Tokyo to meet with current Mansfield Fellows. Lieutenant Colonel Deckard, now the Japan Country Director at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, explained his current duties in the context of the United States Indo-Pacific Strategy and how ...READ MORE »
September 26, 2019
Branden Turnbough (MFP 24) observes an emergency response exercise at Iruma Air Base
Current Mansfield Fellow Branden Turnbough had the opportunity to visit Iruma Air Base this month and observe an emergency response exercise. The drill coordinated responses to a theoretical earthquake in the Tokyo area, and included prefectural government disaster management teams (Ishikawa and Saitama), ...READ MORE »
September 5, 2019
The MFP 24 Fellows with Foundation President & CEO Frank Jannuzi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo.
The twenty-fourth class of Mansfield Fellows continues to build relationships between the governments of Japan and the United States. Last week, the ten federal employees from this year’s class gathered at a reception hosted by Japan’s Ministry ...READ MORE »
September 5, 2019
Michele Tempel (MFP 23) wrote about her placement with Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in the institute’s latest magazine. Captain Tempel completed her Fellowship year this summer, and focused on Japan’s environmental policy development and implementation. In the article (available online in Japanese), the Air Force officer talks ...READ MORE »
August 29, 2019
MFP 24 Fellows meet with Mansfield Foundation Vice President Ben Self (far left) in Tokyo as they prepare for ten months of placements within the Japanese government.
This week marked the first week back in Tokyo for the twenty-fourth class of Mansfield Fellows. The ten federal employees in this year’s class met with the Ministry ...READ MORE »
August 8, 2019
Alumni Fellow Michael Bosack (MFP 18) recently accepted the role of Deputy Secretary, United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission. His career in U.S.-Japan alliance management has often intersected with maintaining peace on the Korean peninsula, and he has a forthcoming journal article entitled “The Relationship between UN Command and Japan: Past, Present, and Future.”
July 25, 2019
Mansfield Fellowship Program Alumni Fellow Siri Hakala (MFP 21) recently published an article about her experience for the Ocean Policy Research Institute’s Ocean Newsletter. Hakala, an employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, wrote about the new perspectives she gained from the program with regard to protecting ...READ MORE »
July 11, 2019
Nine Mansfield Fellows from the 24th class prepare to depart for their seven-week stay in Ishikawa Prefecture
This week, nine federal employees from the twenty-fourth class of Mansfield Fellows arrived in Ishikawa Prefecture for the first portion of their Fellowship year in Japan.
The Fellows are beginning a seven-week intensive language study program, and will be staying ...READ MORE »
This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.