平沼 光/Hikaru Hiranuma

Hikaru Hiranuma


Areas of Expertise

  • Natural resources and energy issues
  • environment

Research Program

Japan’s Response to an Accelerating Global Energy Transition


Received his PhD in Social Sciences from the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Waseda University. Worked at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., before assuming his current position in 2000. Has been a member of the Sub-Committee on Energy Supply Issues, Science Council of Japan’s Committee on Supporting Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake; member of the Expert Committee on Electric Power Transmission of Fukushima Prefecture’s Renewable Energy Promotion Council; and visiting researcher at the Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency. Is the author of numerous publications, including Shigen sodatsu no sekaishi: Supaisu, sekiyu, sakyura ekonomi (World History of the Scramble for Resources: Spices, Oil, and the Circular Economy) from Nikkei Publishing.