Dr. Rikako Watai discusses how the provisions of FINSA are applied to inward investment and how matters of "national security" are defined under the law, exploring what the United States and Japan can do to refine their regulations regarding FDI by making the review process more accountable. Mr. Carl J. Green is discussant.
Dr. Rikako Watai is a Japan Studies Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington and Professor of Administrative Law at Keio University Law School in Tokyo. She has written and spoken on regulatory treatment over foreign direct investment. She received her Ph.D. from Tsukuba University, LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and LL.B. from Keio University.
Mr. Carl J. Green is Senior Advisor in the Washington, DC office of Hitachi, Ltd, where he formerly served as Senior Representative. Prior to joining Hitachi in 1997, Mr. Green practiced and taught international business law. He was a partner in the Washington and Tokyo offices of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and a faculty member of the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Green is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations