The Global Government-to-Government Partnership (G3P) – 2016 Japanese Fellows

2016 G3P fellows at Meridian International Center following the program's opening

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 2016 G3P Fellows included:

Name Title Biography
Ms. Ashuri Matsuhashi
(November 2015 – November 2016)
International Affairs Officer, International Affairs Division, National Personnel Authority TBD
Mr. Mitsuo Nagai
(March 2016 – February 2017)
Chief Official, Coastal Administration and Disaster Management Division, Ports and Harbors Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism Mr. Mitsuo Nagai is the Chief Official of the Coastal Administration and Disaster Management Division within the Ports and Harbors Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transit, and Tourism (MLIT). In this role, Mr. Nagai oversees coastal administration, focusing on urban areas where large numbers of citizens and substantial property are concentrated. He also promotes disaster prevention measures for urban coastal regions and recovery projects for ports and harbors. Previously, Mr. Nagai worked as a Chief Official in the Personnel Office, Safety Policy Division, and General Affairs Division within the Maritime and Ports and Harbors Bureaus, respectively. Following this International Visitor Leadership Program, he will be researching the effects of global warming and environmental requirements for port and harbors in the U.S. Mr. Nagai holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yamagata University.
Mr. Kazutaka Nakagawa
(March 2016 – February 2017)
Assistant Director, Competition Enhancement Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry Mr. Kazutaka Nakagawa is the Assistant Director of the Competition Enhancement Office in the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau. In coordination with the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), Mr. Nakagawa works on foreign competition law related to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). He also consults with the JFTC on the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act. Previously, Mr. Nakagawa served in various divisions and offices within METI, including the Oil and Gas Division, the Middle East and Africa Division, the Trade Policy Division, and the APEC office. Following this International Visitor Leadership Program, Mr. Nakagawa’s research will focus on U.S. Energy policy, specifically the rules restricting crude oil exports, oil refineries, biofuels, and shale gas and oil development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the faculty of Agriculture at the University of Kobe.
Mr. Koreyuki Sakata
(August 2016 – July 2017)
Subsection Chief, Traffic Planning Division, National Police Agency Mr. Koreyuki Sakata the Subsection Chief of Traffic Planning Division at the National Police Agency in Japan. Mr. Sakata has been placed at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation for a yearlong fellowship. His work at NHTSA will focus on the safe integration of automated vehicles in traffic and the potential amendments of Geneva conventions related to the operation of automated vehicles.

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Ms. Elizabeth Barry, former Program Officer for the IVLP at Meridian International center, published the following posts on Meridian's blog, The LEAD.


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

Project summary

The Global Government-to-Government Partnership (G3P) – 2016 Japanese Fellows | February 2017
Number of Visitors: 3
Regions: East Asia and Pacific
Countries: Japan
Impact Areas: Governance and Transparency
Program Areas: Global Leadership
Partners: NGOs, Private Sector, Public Sector