Born in Tokyo in 1961, TANAKA Koichiro has held various positions as an expert on Middle East affairs at governmental institutions, international organizations, and private think tanks. Among them are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), United Nations Special Mission to Afghanistan (UNSMA), and the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ). Since September 2017, Tanaka has joined the faculty of Keio Universityʼs Graduate School of Media and Governance where he teaches modern Middle East politics along with energy security. He holds a MA degree on Persian linguistics and contributes regularly to Japanese and international news programs as a commentator. Tanaka concurrently serves as an extraordinary policy adviser at the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

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