Development Bank of Japan and Nihon University
Research Project: Bond Markets and Monetary Policy in the U.S. and Japan
Dr. Miyakawai received his B.A. in Economics from Waseda University, and M.A., C.Phil., and Ph.D in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include financial economics, financial intermediation, corporate finance, and asset pricing. His articles have been published in Economic Review, Seoul Journal of Economics, Journal of Market Economy, and edited volumes. Most recently, he served as an Associate Senior Economist at the Research Institute for Capital Formation (RICF), the Development Bank of Japan. He has also taught at Waseda University and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and will join the Economics faculty of Nihon University in 2014. Dr. Miyakawa’s research at Harvard will examine bond markets and monetary policy in the U.S. and Japan.
Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae was appointed the Ambassador of Japan to the United States in November 2012. Before coming to Washington he served as Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, the highest level civil service position in the Japanese Foreign Ministry. He studied at Swarthmore College and in 1984 his first foreign assignment was as First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. Among other accomplishments, Ambassador Sasae served as Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister of Japan, Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau, Director-General of the Asian & Oceania Affairs Bureau and Chief Japanese Negotiator to the Six-Party Talks on North Korea.
Sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University