Tatsuro Imai graduated from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2011 with a BA in economics, focusing on microeconomics, game theory, and finance. Prior to Yale, he worked at the Government of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for five years. Tatsuro’s main field was maritime business and security policy, and he was a member of the projects of protection for ships against Somali pirates and indemnification for tankers conveying oil from the Middle East to Japan. During his service in government, he also worked as a chief writer of a white paper on land use, concentrating on sustainability of communities and safety from national disasters. At the Jackson Institute, Tatsuro pursued studies in regional politics and security in the Asia-Pacific, business-government relations, and the intersection between diplomacy and economy. To delve into East Asian security issues, he organized a conference and conducted an independent research project with his classmates in the second year. He completed a summer internship at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, a think tank in Washington, DC specializing in U.S.-Japan relations, to deepen his understanding of bilateral security and economic cooperation. After Yale, he will return to the Japanese government, where he hopes to take charge of coastguard policy or infrastructure cooperation with foreign countries and make the most of his knowledge on international security and economy he acquired at Yale.