Profiles 2007-2009

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Jay Biggs | Cory Hanna | K. Ken Ishimaru | Michael D. Panzera |

Jemelyn Tayco | Anthony Waller |

Jay Biggs

Current Title
Commercial Officer,
U.S. Commercial Service
American Consulate General Guangzhou

Agency during Fellowship
Office of Health and Consumer Goods, International Trade Administration, United States Department of Commerce

Fellowship Objective: Attain an in-depth perspective on U.S.-Japan trade relations, particularly Japan’s promotion of structural reform; learn about Japan medical and pharmaceutical regulatory systems, especially how the Japanese government handles its reimbursement system.

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Cory Hanna

Current Title
Senior Acquisition Analyst
Alion Science and Technology

Agency During Fellowship
Operations Support Flight Commander, United States Air Force

Fellowship Objective: Examine how Japan develops, implements and coordinates its defense policies, especially policies related to its missile defense program; learn about Japan’s on-going defense policy transformation and the impact on its missile defense program.

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K. Ken Ishimaru

Current Title
Country Head, Citi Security and Investigative Services
Citibank

Agency during Fellowship
U.S. Department of Energy

Fellowship Objective: Gain a comprehensive understanding of Japan’s energy policy, particularly related to petroleum; learn about Japan’s international cooperative energy activities.

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Michael D. Panzera

Current Title
Counsel for International Consumer Protection
Office of International Affairs
Federal Trade Commission

Agency during Fellowship
U.S. Department of Justice

Fellowship Objective: Gain a firsthand understanding of the Japanese approach to legal analysis, negotiation and conflict resolution with particular emphasis on international trade policy.

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Jemelyn Tayco

Current Title
International Affairs Specialist
U.S. Department of Defense

Agency during Fellowship
U.S. Department of Defense

Fellowship Objective: Develop a deeper understanding of Japan’s foreign and defense policy; learn about Japan’s role in global peacekeeping operations and liaison efforts with regional neighbors.

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Anthony Waller

Curent Title
Tenant Representative
U.S. General Services Administration

Agency during Fellowship
Office of the Chief Architect, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Fellowship Objective: Examine the Japanese approach to universal design; gain an in-depth understanding of Japan’s regulations, techniques, design concepts, and technical and product solutions to handle the needs of their aging society and explore how these methods are being successfully used in Japanese government buildings.

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