Smart Grids and Cybersecurity

Date: December 2, 2016

Sasakawa USA, in partnership with the James E. Auer U.S.-Japan Center, brought together private and public sector experts from both the United States and Japan for an off-the record discussion of common challenges in cybersecurity and energy. The group addressed issues including cybersecurity threats, modernizing electric grids to integrate conventional and renewable sources of electricity, expanding use of energy storage and distributed generation, and responding seamlessly to disruptions.

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Japan receives first U.S. shale gas shipment

Author: Dr. Phyllis Yoshida

Categories: Energy and Technology

On January 8, Jiji Press reported that “a tanker carrying 70,000 tons of shale-based LNG arrived at a thermal power plant in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, run by Chubu Electric Power Co. The gas was loaded in Louisiana on Dec. 7 and transported to Japan via the Panama.” This shipment is a major event in U.S.-Japan relations; it is the first U.S. shale gas to reach Japan.

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Interview with Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Phyllis Yoshida featured in newsletter

Categories: Energy and Technology, In the News

An interview with Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, Fellow for Energy and Technologyrecently was featured in the December 2016 issue (Issue No. 13) of the APEC Oil and Gas Security Newsletter. Click through to read the full interview.

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Climate Politics in Japan

Author: Ken Sofer

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 1

The 2015 Paris climate agreement was a significant achievement in international efforts against climate change, but the agreement’s success will depend heavily on the domestic politics of major emitters such as Japan and the United States. As the agreement enters the implementation phase, it is crucial for U.S. policymakers to understand the roles, interests, and relative power of the numerous political actors in Japan’s climate policy process.

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