The Global Government-to-Government Partnership (G3P) – 2018 Japanese Fellows

2018 G3P Fellows Mr. Toshihisa Sago and Ms. Yuna Natsumi following their formal program opening.
2018 G3P Fellows Mr. Toshihisa Sago and Ms. Yuna Natsumi following their formal program opening at Meridian International Center.

The Global Government-to-Government Partnership (G3P) is a professional exchange program administered by the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with Meridian International Center. Throughout the course of 3-12 months, G3P includes a professional training program, language courses, and cross-cultural opportunities. Participants develop formal training plans that include specific goals and objectives for their exchange experience in the United States.

During their stay in the U.S., G3P participants often participate in long-term fellowships and travel to cities across the country to meet with leading organizations and thinkers in their field. Once the program is complete the visitors return home to play major roles in the further development of their governments and civil society, which often involves the publishing of major policy papers and the implementation of reforms in their respective fields. The program is currently offered to Japan, though in the past it has included other countries. The current participants include:

Name Title Biography
Ms. Yuna Natsumi
(March 2018 – March 2019)
Assistant Director, Public Relations Office
Minister's Secretariat
Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
Ms. Natsumi’s work with government agencies, think tanks, associations, businesses, and academics focuses on changes in U.S. trade policies and their effects on international trade agreements and negotiations. At the conclusion of her fellowship, she will prepare a major policy paper, based on this research, which may impact Japan’s trade policies.
Mr. Toshihisa Sago
(March 2018 – March 2019)
Chief Officer, Seafarers Policy Division
Maritime Bureau
Mininstry of Land Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism
Mr. Sago’s research with government agencies, think tanks, associations, businesses, and academics focuses on international competition within the shipping industry and seafarers’ policy. At the conclusion of his fellowship, he will prepare a major policy paper, based this research in the, that may impact Japan’s shipping and seafarers policies.

Sponsors

U.S. Department of State

Project summary

The Global Government-to-Government Partnership (G3P) – 2018 Japanese Fellows | April 2019
Number of Visitors: 2
Regions: East Asia and Pacific
Countries: Japan
Impact Areas: Governance and Transparency
Program Areas: Exchanges, Training