The Global Government-to-Government Partnership (G3P) – 2019 Japanese Fellows

2019 G3P Fellows following their formal program opening at Meridian International Center. Back: Mr. Takayuki Sato, Mr. Hayato Aigasa, Mr. Kenta Takahashi. Front: Mr. Takamistu Isse, Ms. Yoko Usuba
2019 G3P Fellows following their formal program opening at Meridian International Center. Back: Mr. Takayuki Sato, Mr. Hayato Aigasa, Mr. Kenta Takahashi. Front: Mr. Takamistu Isse, Ms. Yoko Usuba

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
Mr. Hayato Aigasa

(March 2019 – March 2020)

Chief Official, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Mr. Hayao AIGASA will be researching the difference in female employment rates between the United States and Japan, and is particularly focused on how it relates to work-life balance and family-friendly policies in the workplace. At the conclusion of his fellowship, he will prepare a major policy paper, based this research, that may impact Japan’s workplace policies.
Mr. Takamitsu Isse

(March 2019 – March 2020)

Subsection Chief, General Affairs Division, Actuarial Affairs Department, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Mr. Takamitsu ISSE will be researching the differences in public pension systems in the United States and Japan, particularly as it relates to the decline of birthrates and the increasing aging population. At the conclusion of his fellowship, he will prepare a major policy paper, based this research, that may impact Japan’s pension system.
Mr. Takayuki Sato

(March 2019 – October 2019)

Auditor, Foreign Affairs Audit Division, Board of Audit Mr. Takayuki SATO will be researching the audit system used by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the different Inspectors General’s Offices for the purpose of foreign aid contributions. At the conclusion of his fellowship, he will prepare a major policy paper, based this research, that may impact Japan’s auditing systems.
Mr. Kenta Takahashi

(March 2019 – March 2020)

Assistant Director, Space Industry Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Mr. Kenta TAKAHASHI is interested in the concept of “Smart Industrial Safety.” He intends to study the harmonization of international and domestic laws, the promotion of high-quality and high-efficiency systems overseas, and the development of international standards in light of Japan’s future. At the conclusion of his fellowship, he will prepare a major policy paper, based this research, that may impact Japan’s industrial policies.
Ms. Yoko Usuba

(March 2019 – March 2020)

Specialist, International Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Ms. Yoko USUBA is interested in understanding the present situation, challenges, and future direction of policies for the social inclusion on immigrant children from the perspectives of the federal government, state governments, and schools. At the conclusion of her fellowship, she will prepare a major policy paper, based this research, that may impact Japan’s education system as it pertains to immigrant children.

Project Sponsors

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

Project summary

The Global Government-to-Government Partnership (G3P) – 2019 Japanese Fellows | March 2020
Number of Visitors: 5
Regions: East Asia and Pacific
Countries: Japan
Impact Areas: Governance and Transparency
Program Areas: Exchanges, Training
Partners: NGOs, Private Sector, Public Sector