Noriko Hama is a specialist in international economics and the Japanese economy.
In 1990, she was made the first resident economist and chief representative in London of the Mitsubishi Research Institute. She returned to Japan in 1998 to become the research director and general manager of the Economic Research Department in the Mitsubishi Research Institute in Tokyo. She is now a professor at the Doshisha Business School in Kyoto.
Noriko has become widely known as a commentator on the economic environment in both the Japanese and international media. She writes regularly on current issues in newspapers and economic journals including The Mainichi Shimbun, Japan Times, Les Echos and The Financial Times.
She is also a frequent commentator for the BBC’s World Service Radio and Television Broadcasts, Japan’s NHK Television, CNN and other current affairs media.
Noriko serves on a variety of committees advising the major central government ministries as well as local authorities in Japan. In 1992 she co-authored a book – Can the Dollar Recover? – on the evolution of the US dollar’s position in the world monetary system since the 1930s.
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