Workshop on New Japanese Energy Strategy

23rd June 2014 (all day)   Download to calendar

3.30pm to 6.00pm at Embassy of Japan, 101-103 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

After a series of nationwide debates following the Great Earthquake and Fukushima accident, the Government of Japan has finally adopted the new Strategic Energy Plan in April. This plan gives the direction of Japan’s energy policy for the next 20 years including the maximization of energy efficiency potential, reconstruction of nuclear policy, expansion of renewable energy, clean use of fossil fuels, electricity market liberalization, and deployment of new technologies. The impact of Japan’s new strategy on the energy market will be felt not only in Asia but also across the world, and will have many implications regarding Japan’s action on climate change. Investors may find new business opportunities in Japan as the country begins a new journey in energy policy.  

Mr. Toshikazu Okuya, Director of Energy Supply and Demand Policy at METI has played a primary role in formulating the energy strategy, and will present his perspective on Japanese energy policy, followed by comments by prominent speakers from the UK and Japanese business and academic sectors.


15.30- 16.00 Welcome and Registration

16.00-17.30 Workshop (including Q&A session)

Main Speaker:

  • Mr. Toshikazu Okuya, Director, Energy Supply and Demand Policy, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan


  • Mr. Neil Hirst, Senior Policy Fellow, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London (former Director at the International Energy Agency)
  • Mr. Mark Partington, Director, OST Energy (a UK-based renewable technology consultancy firm) 
  • Mr. Munekazu Uchikawa, General Manager, London Office, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (third largest power company in Japan)

17.30-18.00 Networking Reception


To register yourself, please fill out the short registration form at the following link: 

They will be registering on a first come, first serve basis and the capacity is limited to 150 people.

If applicants reach full capacity, companies who have registered multiple attendees may be asked to forfeit some places. 

Please note that participants are kindly advised to bring a photo-ID and confirmation email for entry through the Embassy’s security.


Other Enquiries 

Please contact Ms. Yusa Sato at JETRO London.

TEL 020-7421-8306  Email:

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