Nobutami Shimomoto, Ph.D., received his doctorate in 1981, from Texas A&M University. In his dissertation, he evaluated the effectiveness and impact of communications technology applied to a public policy making process. He contemplates future development in the application of such technology in various organizational decision making processes in the dissertation.
Soon after receiving his degree, Dr. Shimomoto joined an economic policy foundation in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Director to promote urban and regional economic development in the United States and international regional economic development based upon tax policies and space vehicle launching capability. He has served as a consultant for various businesses on international trade and export-related matters to promote U.S. products and services as well as on the application of computer systems for productivity improvement.
Since 1983, he has been serving the firm as an International Trade/Economic Consultant specializing in U.S.-Asia trade issues and agreements. He has assisted the firm in numerous trade cases, analyzing submissions made to the U.S. federal government agencies in those cases. His ability to apply computer-aided analysis and to conduct and manage on-site industrial research greatly adds to the firm’s capability.
Dr. Shimomoto, moreover, monitors and analyzes economic and trade issues developing between the United States and other Asian nations, particularly Japan, South Korea, and the People’s Republic of China. He presently focuses on two areas: (a) the emerging industrial technologies and shifts in industrial production bases in these nations and their potential impacts on U.S. industrial production bases; and (b) the international financial system’s impact on international trade.
Dr. Shimomoto has worked on matters and provided assistance for a wide variety of industries, including:
- Automobiles (passenger car, light truck)
- Auto Parts
- Bearings (ball, cylindrical, needle, tapered, bearing unit)
- Beef and Cattle
- Centrifugal Turbo Compressors
- Coated Papers
- Cut Flowers and Roses
- Cyanuric Acid
- Glass (architectural, fiber glass, fire-resistant, solar energy)
- Off-The-Road Tires
- Rare Earths
- Solar panels
- Steel (automotive, bar and rod, bearing quality, construction casting, pipe and tube, plate, slab, sheet, stainless, structural, special, wire)
- Wind turbines
- Woven Fabrics
In addition to his technical skills as an International Trade/Economic Consultant, he brings to the firm his experience in working with both the private and public sectors. Dr. Shimomoto has industry-specific knowledge and expertise in industries ranging from alternative energy technology to veterinary pharmaceuticals, as well as professional capabilities ranging from analyzing submissions made to the federal government agencies in international trade to conducting and managing industrial market research.
Dr. Shimomoto contributed a chapter to the book Export Practice: Customs and International Trade Law, published by the Practicing Law Institute (1994) entitled Special Problems of Exporting to Asia: Japan and the Four Newly Industrialized Countries. In addition, he has produced client-specific confidential reports on various other subjects.
*Nobutami Shimomoto, Ph.D. is not a lawyer.