Mr. Nelson is a senior vice president of Samuels International Associates, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm where he serves as editor and publisher of The Nelson Report, a daily ˝insider`s˝ look at foreign policy and trade issues. Mr. Nelson has been a consultant since leaving Capitol Hill in 1983 to join Teramura International, a new company designed to facilitate U.S.-Japan business and diplomatic relations. Mr. Nelson is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, 1962; The University of California, Berkeley, 1967; graduate studies at McGill University, Montreal, 1970. His professional career began with United Press International, in New York, in 1967, and he has spent his professional life as a journalist and Asia-policy specialist with a focus on Asia and U.S. policy-making. Capitol Hill jobs have included the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia, where he handled normalization of relations with China and the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. He currently travels and lectures in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan on a regular basis.