Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei meets with Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force commanders and Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force officers at the Imam Khomeini Husayniyya in Tehran, Iran, on February 5, 2024. (Photo by Iranian Leader Press Office / Handout /Anadolu via Getty Images)
Taro Hayashi is a non-resident Japan Chair fellow at Hudson Institute.
Taro Hayashi is a non-resident Japan Chair fellow at Hudson Institute. His research areas include Japanese defense strategy and US-Japan defense cooperation.
Prior to joining Hudson, he was a deputy director at Defense Policy Division and Strategic Planning Division, Ministry of Defense, Japan. There he was in charge of drafting the National Defense Program Guidelines (a 10-year defense strategy) and developing strategically important programs, including stand-off missiles, Space Situational Awareness system, and refurbishment of Izumo-class destroyers.
Mr. Hayashi received his master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, JD with valedictorian honors from University of Tsukuba, and LLM degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was awarded the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize for the highest academic average.
Japanese troops welcome an American delegation in Tokyo, Dec. 7, 2016. (PHOTO: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)