Yosuke Hatano is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2018-19 and 2019-20. Hatano has over seven years experience in the global energy trading business and energy infrastructure development projects at both private companies and in the private sector, including time as a branch office representative in Indonesia. He joined the local government of the Shizuoka prefecture in 2014 and has experience in tourism promotion and destination marketing. He has also engaged in the policies for small- and medium-sized enterprises promoting and developing the regional economy and industry. Most recently, Hatano worked on international general affairs between the Shizuoka and the world. He received his masters degree in international relations from Waseda University in 2007.