Born in Japan, educated in the US (high school, university – undergraduate and graduate), BA in mathematics and economics, Ph.D. in economics (University of Michigan). Crossed the Pacific Ocean as an American Field Service student from Japan to the United States, and graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, California. The AFS students from around the world had a chance to meet President John F. Kennedy. This marked the beginning of my life and career in the United States. In college, I was interested in philosophy as well as in mathematics and economics, and this interest continues to this day. After getting my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, I was mainly affiliated with the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where I served as assistant, associate, and full professor. Served also as an interim head of the economics department, as director of graduate studies, as a member of the Executive Council of the College of Business Administration, and as a member of the University Senate. I then moved to Japan and taught at a number of universities, private and national. With this background, I have come to UBD (Universiti Brunei Darussalam), one of the fastest rising universities in Asia, and I am having a great time interacting with the bright minds of Brunei Darussalam. I find the country beautiful and peaceful.