Research Project: Preventive Measures for Child Abuse in the U.S. and Japan
Mr. Hirata earned his B.A. in International Studies from Hiroshima City University and M.A. in Political Science from Kobe University.At Sankei Shimbun, he has served as a Staff Writer in the City News Department of the Osaka Head Office, as well as in Hanshin and Kyoto Bureau. His articles at Sankei have reported on Toru Hashimoto, Osaka City’s mayor, and victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Japan Railways Fukuchiyama Line derailing accident. While at Harvard, Mr. Hirata will conduct research on measures to prevent child abuse in the U.S. and Japan.