July 17, 2018
On July 19th (Thursday), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will organize “International Symposium: Energy Transition and Energy Security in Asia”. Application form will be available in early July. We look forward to your participation.


July 19 (Thursday) 13:00-18:30 (17:15-18:30 Networking Reception)


Mita Conference Hall (Mita Kyoyo Kaigisho) 2-1-8 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Participation fee

Free of charge (Advance registration required)


Japanese/English (Simultaneous Interpretation available)


Registration is closed as we reached the maximum capacity.

Provisional agenda

July 19 (Thursday)
(12:30-13:00) (Registration and networking)
13:00-13:10 Welcome Remarks by MOFA (TBC)
13:10-13:40 Keynote Speech: World Energy Investment Report 2018 (TBC)
Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
13:40-14:00 Q&A and Discussion
(14:00-14:20) (Coffee Break)
14:20-15:30 Session 1: Future of Energy Investment corresponding to Energy Transition
  • Moderator: Misako Takahashi, Director, Economic Security Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Panelists: Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
    Masaomi Koyama, Director, International Affairs Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency of Natural Resources and Energy
    Seokhong Shin, Director, International Energy Security Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
    Takayuki Nogami, Chief Economist, Research and Analysis Department, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
    Jane Nakano, ‎Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
(15:30-15:45) (Coffee Break)
15:45-16:55 Session 2: Challenges in Asia toward Energy Transition
  • Moderator: Yumiko Murakami, Head, OECD Tokyo Centre
  • Panelists: Hongyuan Yu, Professor and Director of Institute for Comparative Politics and Public Policy, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
    Hiromi Asahi, Expert Leader, Technology Planning Department, Advanced Engineering Division, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Kasumi Yasukawa, Deputy Director, Renewable Energy Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
    Masato Yamada, Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S
16:55-17:00 Closing remarks
by Misako Takahashi, Director, Economic Division, MOFA
17:15-18:30 Networking Reception

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