2007-08 Fellows


Katsutoshi Arai

Mr. Katsutoshi Arai is an Inamori Fellow and the general manager at Housing Information Company of Recruit Co. Ltd. in Japan.  He graduated with a bachelors of arts in law from the University of Tokyo and continued his education by earning a degree in finance and management from Columbia Business School.  Prior to working for Recruit, Katsutoshi worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company in Japan and was a candidate for the Tokyo City Council.  Katshutoshi is also a certified public accountant in the U.S.

Mariko Gakiya

Ms. Mariko Gakiya is an Inamori Fellow and an executive director in research at Inamori foundation. She is also a global chair at LILA-PZ project, Harvard University and holds an adjunct professorship at the Inamori Academy, Kagoshima University and teaches at Waseda Business School. Her activities include as a member of International Advisory Board for Asian University for Women and also as a board member for Ubuntu Foundation. She earned her Doctorate in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University. She has extensive work experiences pertaining to human capital development/ organizational intelligence at UN and other NPO/NGOs for the development of social entrepreneurship as well as for corporate consulting. In 2006, Mariko was asked to chair the First Panel Session on Women`s Leadership at the 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, one of the largest academic management conferences in Asia.

Vivian Tokai

Ms. Vivian Tokai is an Inamori International Fellow and the policy executive at GE Energy in Japan. Formerly, she was in charge of public affairs at UPS Japan. She earned her B.A. in Japanese literature from Kyoto Women’s University, and her M.S. in broadcast journalism from Boston University. She attended the graduate program in journalism at the University of Wisconsin, and attended the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management. Vivian has served as vice-chair for the Government Relations Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and was named in the 2006 Top 25 Japanese Female Executives selected by Recruit magazine. She was also a finalist for the 1990 Miss International Japan Beauty Pageant and a finalist for the 1990 Miss World Japan Beauty Pageant. Her work experience also includes news anchoring and sports reporting.



Ghazala Amin

Ms. Ghazala Amin is an associate professor of history in Jesus and Mary College at the University of Delhi, and has worked as citizen warden with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.  She has extensive experience anchoring and producing television programs; she anchored a women's magazine program for E TV, which was telecast in 26 countries, and anchored the Asian Magazine for BBC TV in London.  In addition to teaching, she currently participates in several radio programs and anchors a weekly TV program, Show Biz Asia for Sony International.

Ali Itani
Mr. Ali Itani is the political analyst to the chairman of Kuwait & Gulf Link Holding in Kuwait.  Prior to this, he advised key members of the Japanese Parliament on Middle East affairs and initiated a strategy for the enhancement of Japanese relations with Arab States.  Ali organized and coordinated the first and second Japan-Arab Leadership Network Parliamentary Forum for Dialogue.  He has a master's degree in international relations from International University of Japan and a bachelor's degree in political science and public administration from American University of Beirut.  Ali is a French and Lebanese national.

Abdul Moien Jawhary
A citizen of Afghanistan, Mr. Abdul Moien Jawhary was a Humphrey Fellow at the Duke Center for International Development, Duke University, North Carolina.  As part of his fellowship, he worked at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C.  Abdul also worked as a program officer for the World Food Program in Kabul, Afghanistan and as a senior program associate for the Governance & State Building Unit of the UNDP Afghanistan Country Office.  He has a M.B.A. from Preston University in Islamabad, Pakistan, an M.A. in irrigation/hydropower constructions engineering from Kabul Polytechnic University, and a B.Sc. from Afghan Institute of Technology.

Ahmed Keraidy
Mr. Ahmed Keraidy is the Director of Human Resources at American University of Nigeria (AUN).  An Egyptian national, Ahmed received his B.Sc. in Business Administration from Ain Shams University where he specialized in expatriate assignments and relocation of international and highly skilled employees for global companies.  Ahmed has also worked for ORASCOM Construction Industires in Nigeria and GE Power Controls in Egypt.  At AUN in Yola, Nigeria, he oversees the welfare of several hundred employees including fifty expatriates from countries as diverse as Venezuela, Ghana, Russia, and Kyrgystan.

Jiyon Shin
Ms. Jiyon Shin is a Vasey Fellow at the Pacific Forum-CSIS in Honolulu.  She is currently working towards her undergraduate degree in Divisions in international studies with a minor in Korean Studies at Ewha Women's University.  She has worked extensively in the past with the Korean University Students' Politics & Diplomacy Research Association on issues pertaining to the U.S. - ROK free trade alliance, as well as other subjects related to the bilateral relationship of the two countries.

James Vigil
Mr. James Vigil is a Foreign Affairs Officer for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).  As part of this, he collaborates with officials from the Department of Justice and Homeland Security to represent the U.S. government to a variety of international crime forums.  In addition, James was a Brookings Legislative Fellow for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY).  Prior to this, he was a trial attorney and did policy work for the Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.  James has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from the University of California where he studies History and Political Science.  He is a member of the District of Columbia State Bar.