Profiles 2006-2008

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William R. Golike | Sema D. Hashemi | James L. Hathaway | Dawn N. Kawasaki |R. Logan Sturm |

William R. Golike

Current Title
Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia
International Trade Administration
Department of Commerce

Agency during Fellowship
Office of the Pacific Basin, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Home State: Delaware

Host Agencies in Japan: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Diet Internship, Nippon Keidanren, and Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic)

Fellowship Objective: Develop a deeper understanding of Japan’s economic and trade priorities, including Japan’s role in regional trade groupings and how the Japanese government is working through these organizations to improve economic relations; examine the Japanese government’s decision-making in providing aid and trade capacity building to less developed countries in Southeast Asia.

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Sema D. Hashemi

Current Title
Assistant Director for Asia-Pacific Office
Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Agency during Fellowship
Office of the Commissioner/Office of International Programs, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Home State: Maryland

Host Agencies in Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Tokyo Customs, Japan Pharmaceutical and Manufacturers Association (JPMA), and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)

Fellowship Objective: Gain a firsthand understanding of the Japanese regulatory system related to public health, in order to assist with international cooperative public health activities and be a resource to the FDA in the future.

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James L. Hathaway

Current Title
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Consulate, Shanghai

Agency during Fellowship
East Asia, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, East Asia and the Pacific Public Diplomacy Bureau, U.S. Department of State

Home State: Montana

Host Agencies in Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Diet Internship

Fellowship Objective: Examine Japan’s perspective on positive engagement and confidence-building measures among the United States, Japan, and China; explore U.S.-Japan-China economic and political cooperation and dialogues.

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Dawn N. Kawasaki

Current Title
International Trade Specialist, Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Agency during Fellowship
Manufacturing and Services/Office of Materials and Machinery, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Home State: California

Host Agencies in Japan: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Diet Internship, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Mitsubishi Corporation

Fellowship Objective: Attain an in-depth perspective on Japan’s trade policy, particularly with developing nations; cultivate U.S.-Japan business relationships, and gain insight into Japan’s social and economic policies in developing countries.

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R. Logan Sturm

Current Title
Country Officer, South and Southeast Asia,
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Agency during Fellowship
International Affairs/Office of International Trade, U.S. Department of Treasury

Home State: Maryland

Host Agencies in Japan: Ministry of Finance, Financial Services Agency, Diet Internship, and Nippon Keidanren

Fellowship Objective: Develop an insiders’ perspective on Japan’s financial diplomacy in Asia, both bilaterally and through regional organizations; learn about Japan’s economic foreign policy making process toward China and India; explore the general process by which Japan’s domestic policies are formulated.

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