Department of Economics

Yosuke Sakashita

  • Graduated: 2004
  • Field: Management/Entrepreneurship

Yosuke Sakashita(opens in new window), who graduated in 2004 with a BA in Economics and the Smale award, is a senior manager with Mitsui and Company in Moscow, Russia(opens in new window).  After graduation, Yosuke went to work in Japan as a commodity trader in Matsui's(opens in new window) iron and steel products division.  Matsui sent Yosuke to Russia for one year to study the Russian language and culture.  He moved to the Vladivostok branch of Matsui before returning to Matsui’s headquarters in Tokyo.  After a year in Tokyo, he returned to Russia and worked in Moscow setting up a supply chain for Matsui.  Yosuke has been working in Moscow for 7 years.

“Since I took international economics in Chico state, it greatly helps me understand how the global economy functions with each foreign currency,” Yosuke stated in a recent email. (Last Updated 1/30/17)
Portrait of Yosuke Sakashita