Professor Takashi Terada of Waseda University visited Belmont’s campus recently to speak on the topic of economic relations between the U.S., Japan and the Asia Pacific region. Professor Terada’s visit was made possible by the ongoing friendship and collaboration between the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville and Belmont University. He was welcomed by the provost, Dr. Thomas Burns; Dean of the College of Business Administration (COBA), Dr. Patrick Raines; Dr. Cynthia Bisson (History) and Dr. Marieta Velikova (COBA). Prior to his Belmont visit he spoke at the Nashville Chamber of Commerce addressing a similar topic.
Professor Terada holds the position of Professor of International Relations at the Institute for Asian Studies at prestigious Waseda University in Tokyo. His visit provided an exciting opportunity for students to be exposed to global issues and challenges while listening to an expert in the area of international business. Professor Terada’s
most recent works include The United States and East Asian Regionalism: Inclusion? Exclusion Logic and the Role of Japan, A Pacific Nation: Perspectives on the US Role in an East Asia Community, The Origins of ASEAN+6 and Japan’s Initiatives: China’s Rise and the Agent-Structure Analysis, Singapore and ASEAN’s Competitive Regionalism in Southeast Asia and beyond and Critical Perspectives in World Economy: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. He is the recipient of the 2005 J.G. Crawford Award.