Profiles 2004-2006

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Eric N. Christensen | A. Kenneth Goodwin, Jr. |Christopher Kent |Amy M. McCall |James J. Miller 

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Eric N. Christensen

Current Title
Special Agent/Investigator


Agency During Fellowship:
Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Home State: Minnesota

Host Agency in Japan:
– National Police Agency, International Division, Organized Crime Control Department, Security Bureau and Criminal Investigation Bureau

– Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department

– Diet internship

Placement Description: Gain an understanding of the organization of the National Police Agency and measures the agency has taken to counter international terrorism and terrorism financing. Learn how Japanese law enforcement officials address organized crime, violent crime and drugs.

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A. Kenneth Goodwin, Jr.

Current Title
Business Unit Compliance Officer, Vice President
RBS Global Banking & Markets

Agency During Fellowship
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Home State: New Jersey

Host Agency in Japan:
– Financial Services Agency, Financial Research and Training Center and Planning and Coordination Bureau
– Bank of Japan, Bank Examination and Surveillance Department
– Diet internship

Placement Description: Learn how the Japanese government formulates economic and financial policies. Gain a broad understanding of procedures used to monitor the financial conditions of Japanese banks.

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Christopher Kent

Current Title
Environmental Protection Specialist,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Agency During Fellowship
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Home State: Connecticut

Host Agency in Japan:
– Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Policy Bureau, Environment and Economy Division
– Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Information Communication Electronics Division, and Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environmental Bureau, Recycling Promotion Division

Placement Description: Examine Japan’s model for environmentally sensitive electronics disposal and learn how various Japanese government agencies work together to promote the education and marketing of green products, especially electronics.

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Amy M. McCall

Current Title
Lt. Colonel, Action Officer
Installations and Logistics Directorate of Resources
Work Force Structure Branch
U.S. Air Force

 

Agency During Fellowship
U.S. Air Force

Home State: Illinois

Host Agency in Japan:
– Japan Defense Agency, Bureau of Defense Operations, Operation Planning Division and Defense Operational Division
– Cabinet Office, International Peace Cooperation Headquarters
– Air Self Defense Force, Air Support Command Headquarters

Placement Description: Gain an understanding of the Japan Defense Agency’s logistical support for foreign humanitarian assistance. Explore Japanese efforts to develop new policies for more extensive participation in the future.

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James J. Miller

Current Title
Attorney Advisor,
Office of Engineering and Technology,
Policy and Rules Division,
Spectrum Policy Branch
Federal Communications Commission


Agency During Fellowship

Federal Communications Commission

Home State: Kansas

Host Agency in Japan:
– Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Telecommunications Bureau, Radio Policy Division
– Tokyo High Court and Tokyo District Court
– Diet internship
– Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Industrial Organization Division

Placement Description: Develop an understanding of the technical and legal aspects of the management of radio spectrum in Japan. Learn about Japan’s approach to regulating new technologies and communications.

 


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