Walter Hatch worked as a journalist, first for CBS News and then for The Seattle Times. He then switched careers, turning his master’s thesis into a book, (Asia in Japan’s Embrace, published in 1996 by Cambridge University Press) and is now turning his dissertation into a second book on the feedback effect of Asian regionalization on the political economy of Japan. A future research project will focus on the use and abuse of collective memory in the Japan-China relationship. At Colby, Hatch is an assistant professor of government teaching “Introduction to International Relations”, “Japanese Politics”, “Chinese Politics”, and “The Political Economy of Regionalization”. He also serves as editor of The Japanese Economy, a journal published by M.E. Sharpe.