[Media Advisory] U.S.-Japan Council Webinar to Feature Governor KOIKE Yuriko and Panel of Experts to Discuss Japan’s Renewable Energy Future

TOKYO – On June 22, 2023 (Japan), the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) will host a webinar to discuss Japan’s renewable energy progress. This webinar will provide participants with an updated understanding of the various renewable energy initiatives in place across government and the private sector in Japan, and explore the potential roles of multi-sector stakeholders in helping Japan achieve greater adoption of renewable energy.

Special opening remarks will be provided by the Honorable KOIKE Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo, who will share Tokyo’s leadership in innovating pathways to increase renewable energy adoption in Tokyo. Then there will be an esteemed panel discussion of experts that includes Naoaki Eguchi (Baker & McKenzie), Ken Haig (Amazon Web Services) and Yusuke Matsuo (Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership). The panel will be moderated by Aya Kameda (Shell Energy Japan). 

Following the webinar will be a private after-session discussion for select private, public and nonprofit representatives with an interest in climate and sustainability to dive deeper into the potential roles of USJC and its network in helping Japan achieve greater adoption of renewable energy.

USJC is an educational nonprofit with a significant, decade-long track record of positive impact in the U.S.-Japan relationship. By providing platforms for dialogue and collaboration between governments, academia, the private sector and other key stakeholders in both countries, the Council seeks to help advance long-lasting solutions to critical issues, including climate change and environmental sustainability. USJC has hosted multiple events with this aim over the past two years, featuring such distinguished speakers as U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry; then-Japan Minister of the Environment KOIZUMI Shinjiro; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock Larry Fink; Representative Executive Officer, Executive Chairman & CEO and Director at Hitachi, Ltd. Toshiaki Higashihara; U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel; and other U.S. and Japan government and industry leaders.

This webinar is part of the U.S.-Japan Council’s Climate & Sustainability Initiative (CSI). USJC is deeply grateful to Founding Strategic Partner Amazon for making CSI possible. To learn more, click here.

Unlocking Japan’s Renewable Energy Future

Date: June 22, 2023 (Japan) / June 21, 2023 (U.S.)
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm JT / 7:00pm – 8:00pm PT 
Location: Virtual
Registration: Register here
Language: The dialogue will be in English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation available.

Media representatives are invited to attend the event. Registration is complimentary.

About the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC)

The U.S.-Japan Council develops and connects global leaders to create a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship. It is an organization whose members believe people-to-people relationships are a powerful way to bring together leaders in the U.S. and Japan to address and create solutions to mutual concerns. The Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that was founded by a group of Japanese American leaders in 2008. In 2012, the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan) was created, and in 2013, it became a Public Interest Corporation (koeki zaidan hojin).


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Executive Director of the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan)
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