The below information is as of September 30, 2003. It may differ from the current information.



Research Associate (until September 30, 2003)


US-East Asia economic and geopolitical relations


1999 M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
1996 B.A., cum laude, University of Delaware


2002 - Research Associate, RIETI
2000 - 2002 Special Assistant to the Vice President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
2000 Research Assistant,Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)/RI
1998 - 2000 Research Associate, Japan External Trade Organization New York
1996 - 1997 Staff Assistant, Office of US Senator Barbara Mikulski
1994 Office of US Senator Joseph Biden, Jr.
1993 Staff Assistant, US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Selected Publications and Papers

"A U.S.-Japan Economic Partnership: Beyond Economics, Geopolitical Insurance," with Robert C. Fauver, The National Interest, November 2002

"China's Transition Merits Caution," with Duncan Wrigley, Japan Inc., December 2002

"China's Unbalanced Economy," with Duncan Wrigley, Sentaku, November 2002

"Japan's Prospects Outshine China's," with Duncan Wrigley, International Herald Tribune, June 2002

"Shock Therapy for Japan's Depression," with Robert Fauver, The Asian Wall Street Journal, May, 2002

"Fear Will Force Japan to Reform," with Duncan Wrigley, The Asian Wall Street Journal, March 2002

"Japan Needs Foreigners to Find Its Bad Debts," with Jonathan Kushner, The Asahi Shimbun, January 2002

"Japan's Place in the Coalition Against Terrorism," Asia Times, November 2001

"Healthy Competition from China is Good for Japan," International Herald Tribune, August 2001

"The Threat to Japan's Economy is Japan, Not China," PacNet, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), August 2001


Managing Editor, Miyakodayori, RIETI's economic policy newsletter
Chairman, the Korea Japan (KJ) Study Group, Tokyo chapter
Member, The Foreign Correspondent's Club of Japan (FCCJ)
Member, The American Chamber Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)