Federal employees with a strong career interest in

Japan-U.S. relations are encouraged to apply for a Mike

Mansfield Fellowship, named after the late U.S. ambassador

to Japan.

During the two-year program, participants spend a year

working full-time in Japanese government offices, after

completing a year of intensive study in Washington D.C.

After completing the program, they return to their federal

agencies with proficiency in Japanese and practical,

firsthand experience with Japan and its government that

enables them to contribute to their agencies’ Japan-related

work. They then are required to serve their agency in that

capacity for at least two years.

Application deadline is April 1, 2004. For more information

about the fellowships visit them online. Information

sessions will be held at the Mansfield Foundation offices

in Washington, D.C. on November 5, December 3, January 7,

2003, February 4 and March 3, 2004. To reserve a space,

e-mail Mary-Jane Atwater, at joen@mansfieldfdn.org.