À PROPOS Chercheurs invités Keisuke MAMEHARA


Momoyama-Gakuin University

Born in Okayama, Japan, after obtaining his first degree in European literature and culture at Tokyo University, Keisuke Mamehara enrolled in a master’s course in the faculty of Economics in the same institution and majored in European economic history. In 2009, he moved to France to study the history of French energy policy at the University Paris 1 as a scholarship student of the government of France. After finishing his doctoral course in 2016, he worked for Momoyama-Gakuin University (Osaka) as an assistant professor in the faculty of Economics. He has researched how the French government set up and executed in the Trente glorieuses. His interests include topics such as the evolution of French energy policy after the Fukushima nuclear accidents in 2011 as well as the comparative study of the history of the energy policy between Japan and France.

Research themes: Contemporary Economic history, Energy policy

Collaboration with FFJ

Visiting Researcher
Stay: April 2022 – March 2023

His research topic at EHESS is a comparative study of the evolution of the energy policy between Japan and France after the oil shock. In spite of the similarity of their natural conditions, the energy policies of the two countries are completely different; while France chose to be dependent on nuclear energy as its power source and use it to supply up to 80% of its electricity, Japan chose to diversify its power sources (coal, LNG, fuel, hydro-electricity, and nuclear energy) to avoid dependence on a single source. His research project aims to examine the economic and political backgrounds of French and Japan from historical perspectives to determine what led the two nations to implementing such different energy policies. During his stay at EHESS, he will consult and analyze the historical archives of France and Japan (the CEA, Ministry of Industry, etc.) from the 1960s to 70s.

Research Statement

Selection of publications

Keisuke MAMEHARA, « État et secteur énergétique : intervention de l’État dans les relations entre EDF et Charbonnages de France », in Danièle Fraboulet et Philippe Verheyde, Pour une histoire sociale et politique de l’économie, Édition de la Sorbonne, Paris, 2020, pp.311-321.

Keisuke MAMEHARA, « Du Plan Monnet au Plan Bettencourt : Comment ont évolué la politique énergétique et la politique charbonnère dans les trente glorieuses? », Thèse de doctorat, UFR Histoire, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, novembre 2016.

Keisuke MAMEHARA, « Système de la distribution du charbon en France d’après-guerre », Revue franco-japonaise de Gestion, n°31, 2014, pp.45-59.

Keisuke MAMEHARA, « Modernisation du charbonnage de la Sarre et ses problème, Inclusion dans l’économie française et l’exclusion du Plan Marshall », Revue franco-japonaise de Gestion, n°30, 2013, pp.67-81.