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Hiranuma, Hikaru

DIRECTOR, POLICY RESEARCH

RESEARCH FELLOW

PROJECT MANAGER

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Areas of Expertise

Natural resources and energy issues, international relations (eurasian countries), enviroment

Bio

Worked at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., before assuming his current position in 2000. Is concurrently a member of the Sub-Committee on Energy Supply Issues, Science Council of Japan’s Committee on Supporting Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake; member of the Expert Committee on Electric Power Transmission of Fukushima Prefecture’s Renewable Energy Promotion Council; and visiting researcher at the Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency.

Research Results

  • “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)
  • Japan as an Environmental Energy Superpower (Kodansha Plus Alpha Shinsho, 2012)*
  • Rare Earths and Nuclear Power, coauthor (with Research Fellow Taisuke Abiru) (Nikkei Publishing, 2011)*
  • Japan as a Metal Resources Superpower (Kodansha Plus Alpha Shinsho, 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)
  • "Need to Escape from Dependence on China as a Source of Rare Metals, as Seen in the Effects of the Sichuan Earthquake," in Analysis Report of the Eurasia Information Network of the Tokyo Foundation, June 2008*
  • "Importance of an Intellectual Property Strategy: Looking at Trends in the Automobile Market in India," in Analysis Report of the Eurasia Information Network of the Tokyo Foundation, May 2008*

†English summary only
*Only in Japanese

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