Teppei Kasai is a program officer for the Asia Division based in Tokyo, Japan. He primarily works to encourage the Japanese government to take a more human-rights based foreign policy towards countries including but not limited to Cambodia and Myanmar. He also works on domestic issues involving women's rights, and violence and harassment in the workplace. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Teppei was a multimedia journalist for Reuters, covering a wide range of news including the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, relative poverty among children in Japan, and the murder of two Japanese nationals by ISIS. Teppei studied at Waseda University and University of California Berkeley, and is fluent in Japanese and English.