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Abiru, Taisuke

RESEARCH FELLOW

Senior Representative, Representative Office in Moscow (for Russia and CIS Countries), Japan Bank for International Cooperation

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Areas of Expertise

Russian politics and energy strategy, Japan-Russia relations, eurasian geopolitics

Bio

After graduating from Waseda University with a degree in political science and economics, earned his MA at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. After working as a freelance journalist, assumed his current position. Is a member of the Middle East study group, Committee for Energy Policy Promotion; study group on Siberian and Russian Far East development and Japan’s economic security, Japan Institute of International Affairs; study group on Japan’s resource diplomacy and energy cooperation, JIIA; and Russia’s Valdai International Discussion Club.

Research Results

  • “Japan-Russia Cooperation toward Building a Stable Strategic Environment in East Asia” (Joint Statement by the Tokyo Foundation and the Russia International Affairs Council, 2014)
  • “Japan’s Energy Policy in a Post-3/11 World: Juggling Safety, Sustainability and Economics” (Policy Proposal, 2014)†
  • “Energy Resources and Japan’s Foreign Policy: Rebuilding Japan’s Energy Policy” (Policy Proposal, 2012)
  • Rare Earths and Nuclear Power, coauthor (with Research Fellow Hikaru Hiranmua) (Nikkei Publishing, 2011)*
  • “Priorities in Japan's Resource and Energy Diplomacy: East Asian Strategy” (Policy Proposal, 2010)*
  • Priority Issues in Japan’s Resource and Energy Diplomacy: Nuclear Energy in the U.S. and Russia, and Rare Earths in China” (Policy Proposal, 2009)

†English summary only
* In Japanese only

Publications

  • “The Tokyo-Moscow-Astana Triangle: Strategic Partnership in Nuclear Energy Is Inevitable,” Security Index, No. 3 (85), Vol. 14(2008)

Is a frequent contributor of articles and comments to the Japanese, US, Russian media.

Projects