Dr. Kazuyuki Katayama is the Consul-General of Japan in Shanghai (August 2015-). He obtained Bachelor of Law from Kyoto University, Master of Arts from Harvard University and PhD from University of Malaya. He also studied in the Chinese University of
Since 1989, Ted Plafker has been a Beijing-based foreign correspondent, covering all aspects of the ever-changing China story for a variety of publications, including the South China Morning Post, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, International Herald Tribune,
Dr Laurent Estachy is professor in international finance and geo-economics at KEDGE Business School (Marseille and Shanghai campuses, MBA and Executive MBA programs mainly). His research focuses on the far-reaching interactions between geopolitics and global capital markets. Prior to this,
Susan Jakes is an award-winning journalist who has covered contemporary China for the past decade. Jakes joined the Asia Society in 2010 as an Arthur Ross Fellow and in founding editor of ChinaFile, an English-language online magazine which publishes both
Since 2003, Fumiaki Kubo(久保文明) has been the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of American Government and History at the University of Tokyo. In 2014, he was a Japan scholar in the Asia Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.