ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.




March 12, 2002


Yasuhiro Maehara

General Manager in the Americas
Bank of Japan Chief Representative Office


to speak on

Japan's Economy: Issues and Prospects

at

ICAS Spring Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
May 8, 2002 Wednesday
Washington, D C* (*venue to be announced shortly)

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Yasuhiro Maehara, General Manager in the Americas, Bank of Japan Chief Representative Office, will speak at the ICAS Spring Symposium on May 8, 2002 in Washington D C.

Dr. Yasuhiro Maehara assumed his current position of General Manager in the Americas of the Bank of Japan, Japanís central bank, in December 2000. Before then, Yasu held a number of important positions at the Bank of Japan.

From 1998 through 2000, he was Adviser to the Governor in the Secretariat to the Policy Board in charge of Diet liaison. From 1996 to 1998, he was General Manager of Kagoshima Branch, Japan. From 1995 to 1996, Dr. Maehara was Chief Manager and Head of Planning and Coordination Division, International Department. From 1992 to 1995, he served as Chief Representative at the Bank of Japan Office in Washington, D.C. Yasu joined the Bank of Japan in 1974.

Dr. Maehara graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a bachelorís degree in Economics in 1974. In 1981, he received his Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics. Yasu lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Other confirmed speakers, to date, are Dennis Halpin (Pearson Fellow, U S House of Representatives Committee on International Relations) and Lawrence R Klein (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate in Economics). Thank you.


Sincerely,

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President
ICAS



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