Hana Umekawa (Ishikawa)
Hana Ishikawa is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo, and a 2013-14 Fox International Fellow at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. She earned her B.A. in Arts and Sciences and M.A. in Law and Politics from the University of Tokyo. Her research interests are Federalism and the Executive Branch in the United States. Her dissertation focuses on the development of new federalism, which is the strategic use of executive powers to influence state policies without any cooperation with the other branches after mid-1980s.