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Hikaru Hiranuma

Last updated : May 25, 2024

Areas of Expertise
  • Natural resources and energy issues
  • environment

Bio
Received his PhD in Social Sciences from the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Waseda University. Worked at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., before assuming his current position in 2000. Has been 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. Is the author and editor of numerous publications, including Shigen sodatsu no sekaishi: Supaisu, sekiyu, sakyura ekonomi (World History of the Scramble for Resources: Spices, Oil, and the Circular Economy) and Ijigen enerugi shokku 2050-nen e no ikinokori senryaku (Unprecedented Energy Crisis: A Survival Strategy for 2050), both from Nikkei Publishing.

Research Program
The Blue Economy: International Trends and the Situation in Japan—A Follow-Up
Advancing Renewable Energy Initiatives through Local Ownership(-2024)
Japan’s Response to an Accelerating Global Energy Transition (2021–2022)
The Blue Economy: International Trends and the Situation in Japan ( –2021)
Japan’s Response to an Accelerating Global Energy Transition—A Follow-Up
Measures Necessary to Build a Circular Economy Society

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