Editors' Profile

Mr. Yuichiro Nagatomi is Chairman of the Board of Executive Governors, Foundation for Advanced Information and Research and Chairman of the Japan Committee, PECC Financial Market Development (FMD).
He was chief assistant of former Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira, who proposed the Pasific Basin Cooperation Concept, and he contributed to the establishment to the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) .
He graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo.

Dr. Masaru Yoshitomi is a research fellow at Japan Bank for International Cooperation, visiting scholar to the University of Tokyo, visiting executive professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and also Chairman of the US-Japan Managemant Studies Center at Wharton.
He was Dean of the Asian Development Bank(ADB) Institute, vice-chairman of the Research Institute of the Long Term Credit Bank of Tokyo, Director-General of the Coodination Bureau and the Economic Research Institute of the Economic Planning Agency(EPA), and Director of the Economic and Statistics Department of the OECD. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1965.

Dr. Sayuri Shirai is associate professor of Keio University, Faculty of Policy Management, and visiting scholar of the Asian Development Bank Institute. She was visiting associate professor of Chuo University, Graduate School, Depertment of Ecomomics, visiting scholar of Tokyo Fundation, and Economist of the International Monetary Found.
She obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 1993.

Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino is professor of economics, Keio University, Policy Board Member of Japan's Deposit Insurance Corporation, Chair-person of Banks' Stock Acquisition Corporation, JGB Council and Foreign Exchange council of the MOF, vice president of the Japan Association of Financial Planning.
He was visiting scholar of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, visiting scholar of the Institute of Post and Telecommunications, the Institute of fiscal and Monetary Studies in the Ministry of finance, the Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies, the Central Bank of Japan, visiting professor of the University of Tokyo, Goteborg University, Sweden, New South Wales University, Sydney, Foundation Nationale Des Sciences Politiques in Paris.
He obtained a Ph. D. in Economics fron Johns Hopkins University in 1979.