Jane Nakano

  • Jane Nakano is a senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her areas of research include energy security issues in Asia, global nuclear energy trends, and global natural gas market dynamics. Prior to joining CSIS in 2010, Nakano was with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and served as the lead staff on U.S. energy engagements with China and Japan. She was responsible for coordinating DOE engagement in the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue, and U.S.-Japan Energy Dialogue. She also worked on U.S. energy engagement with Indonesia, North Korea, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. From 2001 to 2002, she served at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo as special assistant to the energy attaché. Nakano’s recent publications include “The United States and China: Making Nuclear Energy Safer” (Brookings, July 2013); Prospects for Shale Gas Development in Asia (CSIS, August 2012); “Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperation between the United States and Japan” (Stimson, February 2012); and “Rare Earth Trade Challenges and Sino-Japanese Relations” (National Bureau of Asian Research, September 2011). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.


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