Because mathematics teaching in Japan has been recognized as exemplary and their students have historically achieved at the highest level in international studies, an investigation of Japanese mathematics teacher education programs may be informative for US mathematics teacher education programs. This project will focus on field experiences, long recognized as a critical component of teacher education programs. Japanese universities appear to use their attached schools strategically in their teacher education programs. Therefore, I will examine the roles of attached schools and their teachers? perceptions about their own role as they host student teachers.