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 »
July 5, 2019
Nine new Fellows from the 24th class during orientation at the International House of Japan in Tokyo
On July 1, nine federal employees from the twenty-fourth class of Mansfield Fellows departed the United States to begin their year-long Fellowship in Japan.
The newest group of Fellows enjoyed several days of orientation activities in Tokyo, and will next ...READ MORE »
June 27, 2019
Ian Morrison (MFP 23) poses for Japan Weather Association’s tenki.jp
Mansfield Fellow Ian Morrison spoke with tenki.jp, the website of the Japan Weather Association, about what he’s learned during his Fellowship experience in Japan and how climate and disaster preparation differ between Japan and Hawaii, where he works for the National Oceanic ...READ MORE »
June 20, 2019
From right: Ken Cavanaugh, Riley Downing, Michael Fletcher, Sean Wilson, and Richard Gabbert
Several members of the 21st class of Mansfield Fellows recently got together to wish Riley Downing (Federal Aviation Administration) well on his new assignment as the FAA’s Senior Representative for Southeast Asia in Singapore. Mr. Downing will be replacing another ...READ MORE »
June 20, 2019
From right: Michele Tempel (MFP 23), Shuichi Ashina, and Mari Asami at the National Institute of Health Sciences
Current Mansfield Fellow Michele Tempel (U.S. Air Force) recently completed training at Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies and visited the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Saitama. At NIPH, she met with their expert on water ...READ MORE »
June 13, 2019
Gabriel Mahns (MFP 23) discusses air infrastructure and international aviation policy in Fukushima Prefecture.
Last month, Mansfield Fellow Gabriel Mahns was featured in Fukushima Minyu Shimbun during his visit to Minamisoma. Mahns spoke about air infrastructure and international aviation policy to a group of nearly fifty people representing local businesses. Mahns delivered a similar talk on June 4 at a Mansfield-GRIPS seminar in ...READ MORE »
May 30, 2019
Mansfield Fellow Ian Morrison delivers a seminar at Tohoku University.
On May 23, Fellow Ian Morrison (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) spoke at Tohoku University on natural disasters in the United States and Japan, how they are monitored, and how they are covered. Morisson’s seminar was hosted by the U.S. Consulate in Sapporo. More info on ...READ MORE »
May 30, 2019
Tony Nakanishi (right) at the Fukushima Dai-ichi site
Mansfield Fellow Tony Nakanishi (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) recently completed his placement at the National Diet. Last month, he accompanied two senior members of the House of Representatives, Eisuke Mori and Shinji Inoue, to the site of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The site tour provided an opportunity to ...READ MORE »