KIYOAKI ABURAKI is currently with Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) in Tokyo. Until 2012, Aburaki was based in Washington, D.C. to represent Keidanren and its affiliated think tank, the 21st Century Public Policy Institute (21PPI), while conducting research activities at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Aburaki obtained a M.S. in Political Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Economics from Keio University.
Aburaki focuses technological competitiveness, international relations, and Japanese political economy. This is well shown by his recent publications, such as China’s Competitiveness; Myths, Realities and Lessons for the U.S. and Japan, a CSIS-21PPI joint project report issued in January 2013, and Green Dragons: the Politics of Climate Change in Asia, a CSIS report issued n November 2010 for which he serves as a co-author, and several commentaries on Japanese politics including the Best Scenario: Japan’s Political Crisis as a Reform Driver, published in July 2012.