Tatsuro Imai graduated from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2011 with a B.A. in economics, primarily 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 for five years. Tatsuro’s main field was maritime policy; he engaged in law-making with regard to protection for ships against Somali pirates and indemnification for ships conveying Iranian oil to Japan. During this time, he also drafted white paper about land use, concentrating on measures for sustainability of communities and safety from national disasters, as a chief writer. At Yale, he plans to pursue studies in international politics and security, especially maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region.