CGP and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation have launched the co-sponsored program since 2005, which highlight in a broad, tangible way the contributions and achievements of the Abe Fellows and the Mike Mansfield Fellows in advancing a strong U.S.-Japan relationship as well as foster closer ties among these emerging leaders.
Co-sponsored organization: The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
In 2005, CGP and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation launched an annual public symposium featuring Abe and Mansfield fellows appearing together as panelists.
Abe Fellowship Program has offered US and Japanese researchers and specialists opportunities to conduct various kinds of research related to global as well as common problems in the policy-making process since its launch in 1991, the year of CGP's founding. Mansfield Fellowship Program has sent US federal employees as Mansfield fellows to policy-generating arms of Japanese central government agencies or regional government offices for one year after the intensive training in the United States that includes Japanese language instruction since its launch in 1995.
CGP hopes the symposia can present the findings of the Abe Fellows and Mansfield Fellows, intellectual assets of the US and Japan, to society at large, thus promoting interaction among specialists in their respective fields and contributing to the development of closer ties between the US and Japan.
Public Symposium Report (The latter part of the reports are written in English.)
Non-Traditional Security: The Transformation of Cooperation between the United States and Japan(July 19, 2005) (PDF:1,587KB)
Industrial Strategy and Global Competitiveness in Japan and the United States(September 26, 2006) (PDF:3,175KB)
Global Carbon Reduction: Developing New Strategies and Deploying New Technologies in Japan and the United States(September 6, 2007) (PDF:3,602KB)