I am an Associate Professor at the University of Hawai`i, Department of Economics. Prior to coming to UH, I worked at Syracuse University in upstate New York as an Assistant Professor, and I have worked in Japan and in Washington, D.C. as a teacher and researcher. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and my B.A. in economics from Stanford University.My research and teaching interests involve international trade economics, Japan's economy, and US-Japan trade relations. I also have pursued research on trade and foreign direct investment impacts on China's economy.