Institution Name The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia
Address 13th Floor, Bandaijima Building, Bandaijima 5-1, Chuo-ku,
Niigata City, 950-0078, Japan
phone +81 (0)25 290 5545
fax +81 (0)25 249 7550
URL https://www.erina.or.jp
Representative Masahiro KAWAI, Representative Director
Date Established 1 October 1993 (changed over to Public Interest Incorporated Foundation on 1 September 2010)
Objectives To conduct research, and collect and disseminate information on Northeast Asian economies.
To contribute to the formulation and development of the integrated Northeast Asia Economic Subregion, and to the advancement of an international society through this research.
Contributed Funds 3,585,000,000 yen as of March 2021
Sponsoring Organizations Niigata Prefecture
Niigata City
Aomori Prefecture
Iwate Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture
Akita Prefecture
Yamagata Prefecture
Fukushima Prefecture
Gunma Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture
Ishikawa Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture
eight private enterprises
  1. Research and study of the Northeast Asian economies
  2. Hold seminars and symposia on Northeast Asia
  3. Exchange research in Northeast Asia
  4. Promote business exchanges
  5. Publish research results, collect and disseminate information

Organizational Structure

Financial Management



List of Executives

(as of 1, July 2021)

Members of the Board of Councilors (in alphabetical order)

ASATSUMA Hiroshi Vice Mayor, City of Niigata
HASHIMOTO Kazuhiro Vice President, Niigata Industrial Creation Organization
KOMINE Takao Professor, Institute of Regional Development, Taisho University
MORISAWA Mari Director, The Niigata Nippo, Inc.
MUKODA Yoshihiro Chairman, Tohoku Sustainable & Renewable Energy Co. Inc.
SAKUMA Yutaka Deputy Governor, Niigata Prefecture
SUGIYAMA Takehiko Former President, Express Highway Research Foundation of Japan
TAKAHASHI Hideki Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Niigata University

Members of the Board of Directors

Representative Director KAWAI Masahiro Director-General, ERINA
Deputy Representative Director MORI Kunio Managing Director, ERINA
Managing Director MATSUDA Takashi Secretary-General, ERINA
Director AKIYAMA Taro Dean, Faculty of International Economic Studies, University of Niigata Prefecture
Director FUJIKURA Katsuaki Senior Executive Officer and General Manager, Niigata Branch Office, Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
Director KIKUCHI Hiroki Director, Niigata Branch, Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Director NOZAKI Shigeru Chancellor, Niigata University of International and Information Studies
Director TABATA Shinichiro Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

Auditors (in alphabetical order)

FUJISAWA Shigeru Representative Director and Secretary General, Niigata Association of Corporate Executives
SOHFUKU Hiromu Managing Director, Federation of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Niigata Prefecture