Research Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation (TKFD); Project Head, Energy Issues and Japanese Foreign Policy; Project Member, Eurasia Information Network; Leader of Japan-Russia strategic dialogue project.
Previous positions: freelance journalist.
Research interests: natural resources and energy policy of Japan; nuclear energy cooperation and Japan-Russia relations; Russian internal and foreign policy.
Selected publications (co-authored with Hikaru Hiranuma): Rebuilding Japan’s Energy Policy-Overcoming Constraints and Addressing Longer-Term Challenges (2012); Nuclear Power and Rare Earths (2011).
Frequent contributor of articles to the monthly journal FACTA, also have been quoted by such media organizations as Reuters, the Economist (London), the Wall Street Journal (Japan), NHK, the Kyodo, the Nikkei Shimbun, the Asahi Shimbun, the Mainichi Shimbun.