• Making a Difference through Academic Research

    At Sakurai Group, we tackle the global issues of resources and the energy through comprehensive research projects and policy proposals.

    The missions of Sakurai Group
  • International Research Projects

    Sakurai Group runs a number of international collaborative research projects.

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  • Diverse Members

    Sakurai Group has a variety of students and research associates from a diverse academic background.

    Group Members
Sakurai Group

The Missions of Sakurai Group

The principles of Sakurai Group are “the 3 Orientations” and “the 4 Linkages.”

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Osaki Cool Gen

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

In collaboration with Global CCS Institute (GCCSI), Sakurai Group researches Bio-Energy CCS(BECCS) development policies.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy in Developing Countries

Sakurai Group has multiple field research projects on renewable energy development in developing countries in collaboration with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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Public Acceptance

Social Acceptance of New Energy Sources

Sakurai Group analyses the social acceptance of new energy sources quantitatively.

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About Sakurai Group

At Sakurai Group, we tackle the global issues of resources and the energy through comprehensive research projects and policy proposals.

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Faculty Members

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Prof. Shigeki Sakurai

  1. 1980

    Master of Engineering

    Graduate School of Engineering Science, Kyoto University
  2. 1980

    Ministry of International Trade and Industry

    Later reorganized as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  3. 2002


    School of Mining Engineering, University of New South Wales
  4. 2012


    Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University

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Prof. Shutaro Takeda

This faculty member retired the position on 31 December 2019. He is now working at the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Personal Website of Shutaro Takeda

There is no doubt that the next few decades will be the turning point of mankind - exponenti

  1. 2016

    Research Fellow (DC1)

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  2. 2018

    Ph.D. in Energy Science

    Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto Univerisy
  3. 2018

    Assistant Professor

    Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University
  4. 2018


    The Royal Society of Arts


Dr. Alex Ryota Keeley

Alumni, Consultant at World Bank

Shunsuke Esaki

Alumni, Officer at Cabinet Office of Japan


Mbuli Charles Boliko

Graduate Student

Fedor Myasoedov

Graduate Student

Yugo Tanaka

Graduate Student

Go Okui

Graduate Student

Keitou Shu

Graduate Student

Shun Yamamoto

Graduate Student

Liu Chen

Graduate Student

Research Publications

Sakurai Group encourages members to publish and present research results actively.

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