Lily is an Analyst at The Asia Group focusing on the firm’s Japan portfolio. She supports TAG’s clients by providing analysis on multiple sectors in Northeast Asia including pharmaceuticals, tourism, health services, and defense. She relies on her background in Japanese domestic politics and economics to determine strategies and key stakeholders for clients expanding their ventures in Japan. By monitoring developments in both Japanese and English, she identifies market trends and legislative progress for a wide range of client portfolios.
Lily previously worked for the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where she conducted research and analysis on Japanese political, economic, and security affairs in both Japanese and English for the Chair’s research projects, publications, and press engagements.
Prior to CSIS, Lily supported the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, where she prepared materials for senior officials and delegations from the U.S. She also updated the internal policy-briefing book used for press conferences, briefings, and interviews. As an avid supporter of grassroots exchange, she initiated programs aiming to increase the number of Japanese students that study abroad in the U.S. Before her time in Tokyo, Lily researched legislation for the Maryland Secretary of Planning and presented a policy proposal to the lieutenant governor analyzing the impact of Maryland students studying abroad.
Lily is currently completing a Master of Arts in Asian Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she dually specializes in Politics and Security and Business of Asia/International Political Economy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Asian Studies with minors in Political Science and Spanish from Towson University, where she was commencement speaker for the College of Liberal Arts. She has studied and lived in Japan during high school and university. She is proficient in both Japanese and Spanish and also studies Korean.