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Welcome to my personal website. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Temple University’s Department of Political Science in Philadelphia, PA.

My Area of Research: My research interest lies in comparative political economy of advanced capitalist countries, and in particular the political economy of financial regulation. I’m intrigued by questions like: What factors act upon the decision-making process of technocratic policymakers? How do elite policymakers learn when confronted with complex problems? How does international soft law affect domestic politics of financial regulation? More detail on these questions on my Research page.

My Background: I was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan. My parents and I moved to the United States when I was 14. I earned my B.A. in History at the University of Oregon, my M.A. in Social Science at the University of Chicago, and am on my way to completing my Ph.D. in Political Science at Temple University (expected completion 2021).


Before starting my doctoral program, I was a research associate at a management consulting firm in Chicago, IL.