Shinichi Hirao

Fellow, Nuclear Risk Reduction Program

Shinichi Hirao is a Captain in the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. He served as a platoon leader and an operations and training officer in tactical units, joining various field exercises and disaster relief operations. Mr. Hirao also works on strategic and nuclear issues through the CTBTO Youth Group and Emerging Voices Network of the British American Security Information Council, as well as co-translating Dr. Brad Roberts’ “The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century” to foster discussion in Japan about global nuclear risks. He earned his BA in Law from the University of Tokyo and the Master of Public Policy from the Frank Batten School of the University of Virginia.