Rei Takahashi is a graduate student in Law at the University of Tokyo, Japan, where he researches normative ethics, meta-ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. His research topics include consequentialism, prudential normativity, group agency and well-being. His current project focuses on defending consequentialist political theory. Before coming to Oxford Rei was a visiting fellow at the Australian National University in March 2023. Rei has presented his work at the Australian National University Law & Philosophy Forum, the 16th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies and the Indiana Philosophical Association Fall 2022 Conference. His paper, 'Actions and Nonactions in Consequentialism: Focal Point, Reference Point, and Level,’ (written in Japanese) was published in the peer-reviewed journal Komaba Studies in Society in 2023. Prior to beginning his graduate studies Rei received his BA in Political Science from Waseda University, where he won the Waseda Society of Political Science and Economics' Outstanding Essay Award.