Shoichi Itoh is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. He was previously a non-resident fellow with the Institute for Security and Development Policy and a visiting fellow with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. His adjunct posts include nonresident research fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Sweden; nonresident associate professor at the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, in Japan; and Asahi Asia Fellow of Asahi Shimbun (newspaper) in Japan. Previously, he held visiting fellowships at the Center for Northeast Asian Studies at the Brookings Institution in 2009 and at the Center for East Asian Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2006. He also worked as political and economic attaché at the general consulate of Japan in Khabarovsk from 2000 to 2003.
Mr. Itoh has participated widely in domestic and international projects on energy security and U.S.-Japan relations and also given presentations around the world. He has numerous publications on international relations among Japan, China, Russia, and the United States, as well as energy security, in English and Japanese, including “Russia’s Energy Diplomacy toward the Asia-Pacific: Is Moscow’s Ambition Dashed?” in Shinichiro Tabata (ed.) Energy and Environment in Slavic Eurasia: Toward the Establishment of the Network of Environmental Studies in the Pan-Okhotsk Region (SRC, 2008) and “China’s Surging Energy Demand: Trigger for Conflict or Cooperation with Japan?” East Asia: An International Quarterly (2008). He received an M.A. in international political economy at the University of Tsukuba in Japan (1998), an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies at the University of London (1993), and a B.A. in international relations at the University of Tsukuba (1992).