Taisuke Abiru

Senior Fellow, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation

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.