Hirofumi ARAI

Director and Senior Research Fellow, Research Division

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1965 Born in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture
March 1990 Graduated from the Engineering Research Program at the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, specializing in urban engineering (Master of Engineering)
April 1990 Joined Niigata Prefectural Office (including secondments to Far Eastern Russia and the Economic Planning Agency)
April 1999 – March 2004 Seconded to ERINA (Research Division and External Relations Division)
April 2005 Seconded to ERINA (Director, General Affairs Department)
April 2006 Deputy Director, General Affairs Division and Manager, PR & Planning Division
April 2008 Joined ERINA, Deputy Director, Research Division
April 2010 Associate Research Fellow, Research Division & Deputy Director, General Affairs Division
April 2011 Senior Research Fellow, Research Division & Deputy Director, General Affairs Division
April 2015 Director and Senior Research Fellow, Research Division

Other

2009 to 2017 Niigata University part-time lecturer (Sub-major “Northeast Asia Socio-Economic Seminar”)
2010 to present Greater Tumen Initiative Transport Expert Group member
2015 to present Northeast Asian Gas and Pipeline Forum (NAGPF) Secretariat Member
2014 to present The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies (ANEARS) Executive Board Member
2015 to present Northeast Asian Studies & Exchange Network (NEASE-NET) Board Member
2016–2020 Special Adviser to the Second-Stage Board of Directors, Heilongjiang Province Northeast Asia Study Group
2017 to present Emeritus Professor, Economic Research Institute, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
Feb, 2017 to present “Oriental Institute Journal” Editorial Board member (Institute of Oriental Studies – School of Regional and International Studies,
Far Eastern Federal University)
Apr, 2017 to present Niigata University East Asian Rim Initiative Community Advisory Board member
Mar, 2020 to present Port of Akita Sea-and-Rail Concept Promotion Committee advisor

Major Projects & Research Interests

  • Research relating to the development of the logistics environment in Northeast Asia
  • Research relating to energy cooperation in Northeast Asia
  • Research relating to Russian Far East development policy

Research Achievements

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Major Publications

Title Publishing Company Year of Publication
Northeast Asian Energy Security: The future for eastward aiming Russia and Japan, pp. 1–18  [in Japanese] Nippon Hyoronsha Co., Ltd. 2016
Sixty Chapters to Understand Present-Day Russia (Second Edition), pp. 286–290 [in Japanese] Akashi Shoten 2012
Russian Far East Handbook, pp. 39–46 [in Japanese] Toyo Shoten 2012
The Challenges Confronting Northeast Asia and International Cooperation: The Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development (NICE) [in Japanese] Nippon Hyoronsha Co., Ltd. 2012