Tetsuo Ishiai is a corporate affilaite visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2013-14. He started his career in 1990 as a hardware engineer for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Ishiai has been engaged in designing and developing hardware components for several server computers and communication systems, as well as managing hardware development teams. His products include circuit boards for hardware sorting engines and small business computers. He graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University with a BS in electrical engineering and electronics.