For over a century, Japan’s energy policy has sought to compensate for geographic and resource vulnerabilities while supporting economic growth. Yet, more than once, Japan encountered challenges of such size and scope that it was forced to change policy direction dramatically and seek a new base energy source. The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 is the most recent occurrence to push Japan into an energy conundrum.
Japan’s Energy Conundrum tackles Japan’s attempts to manage and balance domestic supply and demand for energy, changing global energy markets, its climate change goals, and its overall energy security in the years after March 11, 2011. Through evaluating Japan’s energy situation, the book assesses the challenges that remain, provides recommendations for Japan going forward, and suggests areas of potential U.S.-Japan cooperation to help both countries achieve their energy goals.
Please join us for a book launch at noon on June 25 in the Army and Navy Club’s Main Dining Room in Washington DC. Sasakawa USA’s Senior Fellow for Energy and Technology, Dr. Phyllis Genther Yoshida, edited and co-authored Japan’s Energy Conundrum. For the launch, Dr. Kent Calder, Director of Asia Programs and Director of Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, will moderate a discussion with Yoshida and several of the book’s chapter authors on Japan’s energy challenges. Lunch will be served. RSVP is required.
12:00 | Registration
12:15 | Program Start
1:45 | Audience Q&A
Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Sasakawa USA
Dr. Kent Calder, Director of Asia Programs and Director of Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Tom Cutler, Energy Consultant specializing in Asian energy security and trade
Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Michael Smitka, Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University
Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman, Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Dr. Phyllis Genther Yoshida, Senior Fellow for Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA