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 expertise include U.S. energy policy, global liquified natural gas (LNG) market developments, global nuclear energy trends, and energy security issues in Asia. Jane frequently writes and speaks on these issues at conferences in the United States, Asia, and Europe and to the media from around the world. She has also testified before Congress on U.S. LNG exports and before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on U.S.-China nuclear energy cooperation.
Prior to joining CSIS in 2010, Jane worked in the Office of Policy and International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where she covered a host of energy, economic, and political issues in Asia. Among others, Jane was responsible for coordinating DOE engagement in the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. From 2001 to 2002, she served at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo as special assistant to the energy attaché. Jane Nakano graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.