Marc J. Castellano is government relations analyst at the Japan Economic Institute, and monitors developments in Congress and the Executive branch which affect U.S.-Japan relations. He also covers Japanese economic and political relations with countries in the Asian region.
A political economist by training, Mr. Castellano brings to this position a strong academic background in East Asian affairs. Mr. Castellano holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs where he specialized in East Asia. His bachelor's degree in economics was awarded by the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent one undergraduate year at Osaka University in the College of Economics as well as two summers working in Japan.