The Hon. Yasumasa Nagamine, Consul General of Japan, on Japan's Road Ahead.
Japan's economy remains a global powerhouse with a trading balance that now heavily focuses on the China market. Its high-tech sector is second to none as it adjusts to the rise of Asian competitors like India. While restrained by Article 9 of its constitution, it has built a very modern military machine that rivals the U.S. in Northeast Asia. In domestic politics Japan has experienced some leadership turmoil. What lies on the road ahead?- USF Center for the Pacific Rim
Formerly president of Dominican College of San Rafael and founding director of the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim, Barbara Bundy coedited The Future of the Pacific Rim: Scenarios for Regional Cooperation and has also published numerous articles on global education, the Asia Pacific region, and topics in comparative literature. Bundy has taught on the faculties of the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Cruz, Dominican College, and USF's McLaren Graduate School of Management. She is the director of the USF Center for the Pacific Rim.
Patrick Lloyd Hatcher
Patrick Lloyd Hatcher is a professor at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim and formerly a Kiriyama Fellow, Center for the Pacific Rim for Spring 2001.
A military historian by profession, Hatcher taught in both the history and political science departments at the University of California at Berkeley prior to his retirement. One of Cal's most sought after guest speakers, he was honored with the MacArthur Award from the Institute of International Studies at Cal in 1987 and was the recipient of the UC Berkeley Instructor of the Year Award in 1988.
Patrick Hatcher received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he had risen to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. From 1996 to 1999 Hatcher served as a judge for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize and in 1999 he chaired the panel of nonfiction judges. He has taught at other Bay Area institutions, including St. Mary’s College, UC Davis, and Golden Gate University.
Hon Yasumasa Nagamine
Yasumasa Nagamine is Consul General Yasumasa Nagamine graduated from Tokyo University and joined Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977. He graduated from Oxford University in 1980.
Mr. Nagamine has worked in the Asian Affairs Bureau, Treaties Bureau, European Affairs Bureau, North American Affairs Bureau and Foreign Policy Bureau. His overseas assignments have included the Embassies of Japan in Washington D.C., New Delhi and London. He began his tenure as the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco in September 2007.