Dr. Shinji Kaneko is an Executive Vice President for Global Initiatives at Hiroshima University. He graduated from the School of Engineering at Kyushu University majoring in water engineering (Doctor of Engineering). Immediately after the completion of his doctoral program, he joined the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in 1999 as a researcher and conducted research on urban climate policy in Asian megacities for three years. He also worked at Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START) as a Research Fellow for three years from 2005. He has been a Director of the Network for Education and Research in Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) of Hiroshima University since 2018.