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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: A-2-1
The Middle East in Political Transfer and Japanese Security Policy in the Gulf Region


As a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the accident on the first Fukushima nuclear power plant, it is obvious for Japan to keep relying on oil and LNG by the Middle East for the future. Therefore, it is important for Japan to consider how it makes cooperative relationship with the region. In this regard, this research project will invite experts on the Middle East and discuss diplomatic policies and energy security with a special focus on the gulf region, and propose policy recommendations to Japanese policy makers.


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] SUZUKI Hitoshi
[ Co-researchers ] DARWISHEH Housam
[ Co-researchers ] TSUCHIYA Ichiki
[ Co-researchers ] FUKUDA Sadashi (Ex-researcher of IDE-JETRO)
[ Co-researchers ] MAEDA Mitsuhiro (Professor, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology)
[ Co-researchers ] SHIMIZU Manabu (Professor, Teikyo University)
[ Co-researchers ] TATEYAMA Ryoji (Visiting Fellow, Institute of Energy Economics)
[ Co-researchers ] IKEUCHI Satoshi (Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Tokyo University)
[ Co-researchers ] Ali Ferdowsi (Chair, Department of History and Political Science, Notre Dame de Namur University)