Date: July 11, 2017
Sasakawa USA hosted a policy lunch featuring Nobuo Tanaka, Sasakawa Peace Foundation’s Chairman and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. Tanaka-san presented his analysis of the current state of nuclear power, specifically with respect to energy security and the U.S.-Japan relationship.
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.
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.
An interview with Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, Fellow for Energy and Technology, recently 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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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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