Taisuke Abiru


Senior Representative, Representative Office in Moscow, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

After graduating from Waseda University with a degree in political science, Taisuke Abiru earned his MA at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). He has assumed the current post since January 2017. Before that he had worked as Research Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation (TKFD), a leading Japanese think-tank, for 12 years. His research interests include Japan-Russia relations, US-Russia relations, China-Russia relations and Russia’s internal politics. 

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.


Keeping the Good Work: Russia and Japan Build Confidence Measures
The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Moscow and its results demonstrate that the two countries continue to seriously work on confidence-building

Taisuke Abiru
Abe’s 70th Anniversary Statement: Historical Realism, not Revisionism
On August 24, 2015, Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan and President of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, issued a statement to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Taisuke Abiru
Vladimir Putin Tops Person of the Year 2013 List According to the Valdai Club…
Valdai Club experts were polled on the results of 2013 and the most important events and people who influenced or changed international affairs The majority of the experts agreed that Vladimir Putin
Syria Comes Up As the Best and Worst of 2013 in the Valdai Club Poll
Valdai Club experts were polled on the results of 2013 and the most important events that influenced or changed international affairs. The majority of the experts polled believe that the most positive
Japan and Russia Shouldn't Miss the Opportunity to Have a Better Relationship
The rapidly changing environment in the Pacific Region gives Japan and Russia an impetus to seek a better relationship based on mutual trust. The center of global economy and politics is moving to the

Taisuke Abiru


The Russian-Japanese Rapprochement: Opportunities and Limitations. Report…
On August 31, the Valdai Discussion Club held an expert discussion and presentation of the report, titled "The Russian-Japanese Rapprochement: Opportunities and Limitations." Watch the live



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