Profiles 1998-2000

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Stephen Cunico | Henry J. Malinowski | Christopher S. Metts |
Scott R. Olsen | David W. Richardson | Jeffrey E. Seay

Stephen Cunico
Retired from Federal ServiceCurrent Title
Manager, Threat Reduction and Response Division
ANSER Inc.Agency During Fellowship
United States Air Force

Home State: New Mexico

Professional Speciality

Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction; Strategy, Plans and Policy Development

Host Agency in Japan
Japan Defense Agency, Defense Policy Bureau,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
North American Affairs Bureau,
Japan-U.S. Security Division

Placement Description
September 1999 – September 2000
Representative Activities:

  • Assisted in development of a JDA J-5 presentation on Japan’s defense strategy for military officers and academics from Pacific Rim nations
  • Contributed to the development of the Mid-Term Defense Plan (2001-2006) and prepared for Diet questions.
  • Contributed to a paper on China’s naval strategy.
  • Attended high-level meeting between Defense Minister Kawara and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy Slocombe.
  • Served as an intern in the office of Diet member Yoshimasa Hayashi.

Placement Objectives and Results
Gained an understanding of future roles for the U.S. military in the defense of Japan and the force structure required to fulfill those roles.

Post-Fellowship
Current U.S. Government Assignments and Activities

Stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, as Director of Operations, 605th Air Operations Squadron, U.S. Air Force. Directs planning for U.S. wartime air operations between the U.S. and Japan.

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Henry J. Malinowski
Retired from Federal ServiceCurrent Title
Retired
Formerly, Director, Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation II
Office of Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics
Food and Drug Administration
Department of Health and Human ServicesAgency During Fellowship
Office of Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics, Center for Drug Evaluation & Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Home State: Pennsylvania

Professional Specialty
Drug Regulatory Science; Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics

Host Agency in Japan
Ministry of Health and Welfare, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Safety Bureau, Evaluation and Licensing Division

National Institute of Health Sciences

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Evaluation Center

Placement Description
September 1999 – September 2000
Representative Activities:

  • Visited Tokyo’s drug testing labs to learn of prefecture level pharmaceutical administration and testing.
  • Visited Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in Osaka, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • At Ministry of Health and Welfare, began regulatory research comparing drug dosing in Japan and the U.S.
  • Discussed Drug regulatory topics with representatives of the Tokyo office of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer’s Association and also at the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturer’s Association.
  • Participated in MHW discussions at the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) meeting in Tokyo. Served as MHLW liaison on a number of topics.
  • Gave presentations and lectures to enhance Japanese colleagues’ understanding of FDA guidelines, dissolution testing and regulatory topics.
  • Interviewed by Yakuji Nippo, a Japanese Pharmaceutical Newspaper. Also had a series of 5 articles published in this newspaper related to pharmaceutical topics.

Placement Objectives and Results
Developed an understanding of the drug approval process in Japan, drugs approved for marketing in Japan, drug dispensing processes and recommended doses in comparison to the U.S.

Post-Fellowship
Current U.S. Government Assignments and Activities

Director, Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation in the Office of Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics. Serves as a focal point in the Center for Drug Evaluationand Research (CDER of FDA for Japan drug related issues. Involvements with Fellows coming to CDER from MHLW in Japan, for 6 month training assignments as well as other visitors from MHLW.

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Christopher S. MettsCurrent Title
Vice President, En Route and Oceanic Services
Federal Aviation AdministrationAgency During Fellowship
Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Home State: Florida

Professional Specialty
Support Manager for Operations Southern Region/Air Traffic Division

Host Agency in Japan
Ministry of Transport, Civil Aviation Bureau, Air Traffic Services Department, Air Traffic Control Division

Diet Internship

Placement Description
September 1999 – September 2000
Representative Activities:

  • Assisted in updating Japan’s Air Traffic Controller Training program.
  • Attended International Civil Aviation Organization-sponsored meetings on the Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum Implementation Task Force.
  • Participated in JCAB meetings to coordinate transportation issues during G-8 Summit in Okinawa.
  • Traveled with other members of JCAB to the Informal Pacific ATC Coordinating Group meetings in Hawaii. Helped prepare briefing papers on new issues for the meetings.
  • Attended a two-day aviation symposium with prominent members of Japan’s aviation community.
  • Served as an intern in the office of Diet member Shinya Izumi.

Placement Objectives and Results
Observed and analyzed Japan’s aviation policy-making process, including air traffic control technology and capacity. Participate in the implementation of Japan’s satellite navigation deployment, and examine Japan’s air traffic leadership role in East Asia.

Post-Fellowship
Current U.S. Government Assignments and Activities

Manager, En Route Procedures Branch, at the Federal Aviation Administration’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the development, analysis and implementation of all procedures used by the Air Traffic Control system of the FAA.

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Scott R. Olsen
Retired from Federal ServiceCurrent Title
International Business Development, Japan, AmgenAgency During Fellowship
Office of United States Senator Max Baucus
United States Senate

 

Home State: Montana

Professional Specialty
Legislative Assistant

Host Agency in Japan
Ministry of Health and Welfare, Health and Welfare Bureau for the Elderly

Health Policy Bureau, Hospital Guidance Division

Shimane Prefectural Office, Health and Welfare Department

Shimane Chuo Hospital

Placement Description
September 1999 – September 2000

Representative Activities:

  • Attended meetings between MHW and other ministries and agencies regarding kyoshutsu-kin, the amount of money that each insurer pays to help shoulder the health care costs of the elderly.
  • Traveled to Gunma Prefecture and to a series of shingikai (deliberation councils) regarding medical fee payment.
  • Observed the Bureau for the Welfare and the Elderly annual audit of a prefectural office.
  • Delivered several speeches on the U.S. legislative process for the benefit of mutual understanding.
  • Served as an intern in the office of Diet member Yoshimasa Hayashi.

Placement Objectives and Results
Currently, Director, Government Affairs, Amgen. Gained an understanding of how Japan develops health care policies, particularly rural health initiatives and policies related to geriatric care.

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David W. RichardsonCurrent Title
Senior Counsel for Japanese Trade Affairs,
U.S. Department of CommerceAgency During Fellowship
General Counsel’s Office
Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Home State: Florida

Professional Specialty
General Attorney, International

Host Agency in Japan
Ministry of International Trade and Industry, International Trade Policy Bureau

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs Bureau

Placement Description
September 1999 – September 2000

Representative Activities:

  • Researched and commented on recent anti-dumping duty decisions.
  • Conducted research on certain provisions of the NAFTA; consulted on general antidumping issues.
  • Reviewed and commented on a draft of the Japan-Korea Investment Treaty.
  • Attended a briefing on trade policy given by MITI to an Australian Embassy official.
  • Gave a speech on the administrative and judicial review structure of unfair trade law process.
  • Served as an intern in the office of Diet member Yoshihisa Shiozaki.

Placement Objectives and Results
Gained a greater understanding of Japan’s regulatory processes and policies concerning international trade.

Post-Fellowship
Current U.S. Government Assignments and Activities
Promoted to Senior Counsel for Japanese Trade Affairs at the Department of Commerce. He is responsible for trade agreements, anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations and litigation.

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Jeffrey E. SeayCurrent Title
Retired
Formerly Supervisory Special Agent
Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceAgency During Fellowship
San Diego Field Office/Fraud Unit
Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Home State: California

Professional Specialty
Special Agent

Host Agency in Japan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy Bureau

National Police Agency/Tokyo Metropolitan Police

Ministry of International Trade and Industry, International Trade Administration Bureau

Placement Description
September 1999- September 2000
Representative Activities:

  • Organized a successful international symposium dealing with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction from Russia and Northeast Asia: wrote proposal, developed agenda, recruited speakers. Symposia was attended by several ambassadors and Japan’s Foreign Minister and attracted media attention.
  • Analyzed documents in preparation for the G-8 Summit; worked with the Japanese team formulating responses and negotiation strategies on issues related to nuclear safety.
  • Investigated issues for the G-7 Nuclear Safety Working Group.
  • Learned about how MOFA addresses complex international issues by translating documents for the Director General.

Placement Objectives and Results
Gained an in-depth understanding of Japan’s policies related to the protection of military critical and dual-use technology.

Post-Fellowship
Current U.S. Government Assignments and Activities

Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service stationed at the Yokosuka Naval Station in Japan.

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