The Global Government-to-Government Partnership (G3P) – 2013 Japanese Fellows

2013 G3P Fellow Katsuya Iino at Walmart

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 2013 G3P Fellows included:

Name Title
Ms. Chika Arita
(March 2013 – March 2014)
Section Chief, Office of Director for Evaluation and Inspection
Administrative Evaluation Bureau
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Mr. Katsuya Iino
(March 2013 – March 2014)
Section Chief, Trade Finance and Economic Cooperation Division
Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ms. Aya Muto
(March 2013 – March 2014)
Assistant Section Chief
Environment and Economy Division
Environmental Policy Bureau
Ministry of the Environment
Mr. Mikiro Suga
(March 2013 – September 2013)
Chief, Health Insurance Bureau
Employees’ Health Insurance Division
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Mr. Dai Takamatsu
(November 2012 – May 2013)
Examiner, Optical Devices Division
First Patent Examination Department
Japan Patent Office
Mr. Atsuhiro Tsuno
(March 2017 – March 2018)
Principal Assistant Director, Chemical Safety Office
Chemical Management Division
Manufacturing Industry Bureau
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ms. Fumiko Yagihashi
(January 2013 – July 2013)
Government Official, Research Policy Planning Division
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Research Council
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
Ms. Yukimi Yamazaki
(October 2012 – April 2013)
Special Assistant to the Director
Science Investigation Study Division
Japan Coast Guard Research Center
Japan Coast Guard


International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State

Project summary

The Global Government-to-Government Partnership (G3P) – 2013 Japanese Fellows | May 2013
Number of Visitors: 8
Regions: East Asia and Pacific
Countries: Japan
Impact Areas: Governance and Transparency
Program Areas: Global Leadership
Partners: NGOs, Private Sector, Public Sector