The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

ITOH, Shoichi

Manager, Senior Analyst, Global Energy Group 2, Strategy and Industry Research Unit

Main areas of research:
Energy Security
International relations in the Asia-Pacific and Eurasia
U.S.-Japan relations
The United States, Russia, China

1993 M.A. in Contemporary Russian and East European Studies, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University of London.
1998 M.A. in International Political Economy, Graduate School of International Political Economy, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
2000-03 Political and economic attache at Consulate-General of Japan in Khabarovsk.
2004-2010 Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA)
2010 Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Adjunct posts
2006 Visiting Fellow, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS)
2008-09 Visiting Associate Professor, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University
2009 Visiting Fellow, the Brookings Institution
2010 Visiting Fellow, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
2007 to 2013 Asashi Asia Fellow, Asahi Shimbun Asia Network (AAN)
2010 to date Associated Fellow, Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) in Stockholm
Major Publications in English:
Russia Looks East: Energy Markets and Geopolitics in Northeast Asia、Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 2011.
“Sino-Japanese competition over Russian oil”, Eurasia’s Ascent in Energy and Geopolitics:Rivalry or partnership for China, Russia and Central Asia?, Routledge, 2012.
Japan as a Rule-Promoting Power: Recommendations for Japan’s National Security Strategy in the Age of Power Shifts, Globalization, and Resource Constraints, The Sasakwawa Peace Foundation, 2011 (co-author).
“The Geopolitics of. Northeast Asia's Pipeline” in Pipeline Politics in Asia: The Intersection of Demand, Energy Markets and Supply Routes, The National Bureau of Asian Research, 2010.
“Sino-Russian Energy Relations: True Friendship or Phony Partnership?”, Russian Analytical Digest, No.73, 2010.
“Russia's Energy Policy Towards Asia: Opportunities and Uncertainties”, in Christopher Len & Alvin Chew (eds.), Energy and Security Cooperation in Asia: Challenges and Prospects, Institute for Security and Development Policy, 2009.
“Is there a Solution?: Obstacles to and Prospects for Multilateral Energy Cooperation in Asia”, in Christopher Len & Alvin Chew (eds.), Energy and Security Cooperation in Asia: Challenges and Prospects, Institute for Security and Development Policy, 2009.
“After the Election: Will Japan be Different?”, posted on the website of the Brookings Institution, 14 September 2009.
“A Japanese Rethinking of Europe-Russia Relations”, posted on the Website of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan, December 2008.
“China’s Surging Energy Demand: Trigger for Conflict or Cooperation with Japan?”, East Asia: an International Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2008.
“Japan’s Energy Strategy and Development of Energy Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific”, ERINA Report, Vol. 77, 2007.
“Can Russia Become a ‘Regional Power’ in Northeast Asia?: Implications from Contemporary Energy Relations with China and Japan”, Security Challenges in the Post-Soviet Space, The Polish Institute of International Affairs, 2007.
“Sino-Russian Energy Relations: The Dilemma of Strategic Partnership and Mutual Distrust”, Hiroshi Kimura (ed.), Russia’s Shift toward Asia, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, 2007.
"Prospects and Limits in Eastern Russia's Energy Potential: Implications for Northeast Asian Regional Cooperation", Greg Austin & Marie-Ange Schellekens-Gaiffe (eds.), Energy and Conflict Prevention, Madariaga European Foundation & the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, 2007.
“Japan”, in Enhancing the Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia in a New Dimension: Regional Cooperation on the Kyoto Mechanisms (CDM/JI), ERINA booklet, Vol. 5, 2007.
(Co-editor) Enhancing the Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia in a New Dimension: Regional Cooperation on the Kyoto Mechanisms (CDM/JI), ERINA booklet, Vol. 5, 2007.
“The Pacific Pipeline at a Crossroads: Dream Project or Pipe Dream?”, ERINA Report, 2007.
“Energy Security Revisited: A Catalyst for Multilateral Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region and the Role of the U.S.-Japan Alliance”, posted on the Web site of the Center for Global Partnership, August 2006.