Research and study

HIECC has been promoting research on issues such as lifestyle, culture, industry and economy of Hokkaido, Japan and countries of the Northern regions including the former Soviet Union, North America and Northern Europe.
From our inception, we have addressed the development of hydrocarbon resources (oil, natural gas, coal), particularly those in Russia, Canada and Alaska (USA),and have conducted research including that on reserves of such resources, the state of resource development and problems, and studies on how the resources will impact the regions, particularly Hokkaido.
As issues common to cold, snowy Northern regions, the Center also has carried out research on measures for local revitalization, regional development suited to local features, comfortable housing environment, and desirable urban space, which all concern the identity of people in Northern regions.
The results of the above research have been compiled as research reports that can be accessed in the library.