Profiles 2003-2005

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Carole C. Carey | Robert A. Letteney | Steven P. Lewis-Workman
Naveen C. Rao | Sandra N. Sakihara | Jennifer F. Sklarew

Christopher D. Winship

 

Carole C. Carey

Current Title
Expert Regulatory Review Scientist

Agency During Fellowship
Food and Drug Administration

Home State
Maryland

Professional Specialty
Electrical Engineer

Host Agency in Japan
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)

Placement Description
– Gain knowledge of Japan’s pre-market requirements and the review process for medical devices
– Learn about post-marketing studies and surveillance safety programs for medical devices in order to gain insight into how Japan’s pre-market, post-market and enforcement divisions exchange information.

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Robert A. Letteney

Current Title
Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Deparment of Transportation
(formerly, Senior Advisor, Chairman John W. Olver, Subcommittee on Transportation and HUD, Committee on Appropriations)

Agency During Fellowship
U.S. House of Representatives, Office of John Olver (D-MA)

Home State
Massachusetts

Professional Specialty
Legislative Director

Host Agency in Japan
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

Placement Description
– Gain an understanding of the public/private structure and financing of Japan’s intercity and rural railways
– Explore the interplay between the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Diet in financing, developing and overseeing rail and transit policies
– Learn how the Japanese government promotes and finances alternatives to automobile travel in rural and urban areas

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Steven P. Lewis-Workman

Retired from Federal Service

Current Title
Transport Economist, East Asia Department
Asian Development Bank

Agency During Fellowship
Federal Transit Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

Home State
District of Columbia

Professional Specialty
Financial Analyst

Host Agency in Japan
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

Placement Description
Learn how Japanese transit systems achieve much higher capacity than comparable U.S. systems
– Gain an understanding of operational reliability in Japanese transit systems, cost containment systems, innovative construction methods, and the benefits and costs of public-private partnerships.

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Naveen C. Rao

Retired from Federal Service

Current Title
Associate
Jones day

Agency During Fellowship
Federal Aviation Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

Home State
Kentucky

Professional Specialty
Attorney

Host Agency in Japan
– Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Civil Aviation Bureau
– Japan Fair Trade Commission, Economic Affairs Bureau, Mergers and Acquisition Division
– JFTC, Economic Affairs Bureau, General Affairs Division
– ANA

Placement Description
– Gain an understanding of aviation regulation in Japan from both safety and economic perspectives
– Learn how Japan applies antitrust policy in merger reviews

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Sandra N. Sakihara

Retired from federal service

Current Title
Formerly, Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Passenger Predeparture Inspection Program (PPIP)

Agency During Fellowship
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Home State:
Hawaii

Professional Specialty
PPIP Officer in Charge
U.S. Embassy – Santo Domingo

Host Agency in Japan
– Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
– Yokohama Plant Protection Station

Placement Description
– Gain an understanding about how the Japanese government formulates and implements regulations and policies for plant imports and exports
– Learn how Japan provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries

 

Jennifer F. Sklarew

Retired from federal service

Current Title
Formerly, U.S. Department of Commerce

Agency During Fellowship
U.S. Department of Commerce

Home State:
New Jersey

Professional Specialty
International Trade Specialist

Host Agency in Japan
– Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
– Diet internship
– Ministry of Foreign Affairs
– Cabinet Office

Placement Description
– Learn about Japan’s trade and economic policymaking processes and the impact of recent regulatory reform proposals on the development of economic policies

 

Christopher D. Winship

Current Title
Financial Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo

Agency During Fellowship
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Home State:
Iowa

Professional Specialty
International Economist

Host Agency in Japan
– Diet internship

– Financial Services Agency
– Bank of Japan

Placement Description
– Examine Japan’s evolving efforts to tackle corporate restructuring
– Learn how Japan’s government allocates resources away from malfunctioning sectors to more productive sectors of the economy

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