The 3rd Energy Policy Roundtable 2012

The 3rd Energy Policy Roundtable 2012 Report
Energy Policy Roundtable 2012

Views from Outside on Japan's Energy Policy

The Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant accident and the electricity shortage that followed have forced us to rethink about energy issues. Energy is linked in a big transnational chain. It is essential to see energy issues in a global context. Energy Policy Roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss energy policies in Asia and Japan from an intra-industry and interdisciplinary perspective as well as in a global context. In the roundtable, panelists including keynote speakers, who are world-leading specialists, experts and researchers in the University of Tokyo discuss and exchange information, while at the same time expecting to provide opportunities for researchers, polilcy makers and practitioners in the energy field and people concerned in Japan to build a global network.

In the 1st Energy Policy Roundtable, an in-depth analysis of current and future energy issues was conducted from a global perspective. In the 2nd Roundtable, we deepened the discussion to focus on ASEAN perspectives on energy circumstances in Asian countries, which now lead the world in energy demand.

In the 3rd Roundtable, we will focus on Japan’s energy and energy policies. Professor Ulrike Schaede of The University California, San Diego, will give a keynote speech on Japan’s energy policies viewed from the United States.

Prof. Schaede is a leading expert in the United States on Japan’s economy, industry and business, and is expected to talk about reform in the energy industry and in policy, in terms of Japan’s economy and its entire domestic industry. In the panel discussion, we will discuss Japan’s future energy mix and energy industry frameworks, and with these in mind, consider basic directions in policy.

[Date] Thursday, July 12, 13:30-16:00 (Hall opens at 13:00)
[Venue] Ito Hall (B2 floor), Ito International Research Center Map
[Hosted by]UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
[Co-hosted by]Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP)


13:00 --Registration--
13:30-14:20 --Keynote Speech--
Prof. Ulrike SchaedeSchool of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), University of California, San Diego Handout
14:20-15:30 --Panel discussion--
Mr. Nobuo Tanaka Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability at the Institute of Energy, Economics, Japan (IEEJ) / the former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Handout
Dr. Roland Kircher Head of Cluster Marketing Electronics, Energy & Environment at Siemens Corporate Technology Handout
Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama Director of UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), Vice Dean / Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GrasPP), the University of Tokyo Handout
Prof. Taketoshi Taniguchi UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo Handout
15:30-16:00 --Q&A--
Prof. Hisashi Yoshikawa

Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), the University of Tokyo / UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo

*Admission Free.
*Language : English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English)
*Please note that this symposium has reached its full capacity and the registration is closed. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. Thank you very much.