International Symposium: Energy Security and Investment in Asia

July 10, 2017
Japanese

  1. 1. On July 13th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will organize “International Symposium: Energy Security and Investment in Asia” at Mita Conference Hall.

    2. With particular focus on Asia, this symposium will offer stakeholders an opportunity to discuss how energy security, which is essential to economic growth, will be secured and further strengthened in Asia under the rapidly-changing global energy landscape, such as the structural change in the international energy supply and demand and energy price stagnation.

    3. On the day, Motome Takisawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs will deliver the Policy Speech on energy and resource diplomacy of Japan by Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs. After that, Laszlo Varro, the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA), will make a keynote speech on the latest analysis on the world energy investment, followed by the discussion by Japanese and overseas on the perspectives on the energy market in and the prospects of energy investments in Asia.

    4. At the Lunch Reception, a presentation on the high efficiency Integrated coal Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants, which is one of the advanced technologies in Japan, will be made. Food products from Fukushima and other disaster-affected areas also will be provided to promote food safety and reconstruction in Japan.

    (References) Agenda

    (9:40-10:00) (Registration)
    10:00-10:10 Policy Speech "Energy and Resource Diplomacy of Japan - global vision for shared future" by Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, delivered by Motome Takisawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
    10:10-10:40 Keynote Speech "World Energy Investment 2017" by Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
    10:40-11:00 Q&A and Discussion
    (11:00-11:15) (Coffee Break)
    11:15-12:45 Session 1: Energy security under the rapidly changing energy landscape
    Moderator: Misako Takahashi, Director, Economic Security Division, Ministryof Foreign Affairs of Japan
    Presenter: Anil Kumar Jain, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, Government of India
    Dan Guttman, Clinical Professor Law, Environment, China Studies, Shanghai New York University
    Takayuki Nogami, Chief Economist, Research and Analysis Department, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
    Kazushige Tanaka, Director, International Affairs Division, Agency of Natural Resouces and Energy
    12:45-14:00 Lunch Reception
    Presentation: Future of Clean Coal: High Efficiency Integrated coal Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plants
    Presenter: Koichi Sakamoto, Senior Manager/Chief Engineer, Power Project Engineering Department, Engineering Headquarters, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    14:00-14:55 Parallel Session
    Breakout Group A: (English/Japanese)
    Towards more flexible and transparent energy market in Asia
    Moderator: Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
    Presenter: Takashi Higo, Executive Officer, Senior General Manager, Gas Resources Department, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
    Kenta Matsuzaka, Executive Officer, Deputy Director General, Energy Transport Business Unit, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
    Jane Nakano, ‎Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
    Breakout Group B: (in English without Japanese translation)
    Energy investment and energy transition in Asia
    Moderator: Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Head of Japan and Korea, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Presenter: Akira Yamada, Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Ziaul Abedin, Counsellor (Political), Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo
    Trevor Holloway, Counsellor (Resources & Industry), Australian Embassy Tokyo
    15:00-15:45 Session 2(Panel Discussion): Prosperous energy future from Asian perspective
    Moderator: Misako Takahashi, Director, Economic Security Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
    Panelist: Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Head of Japan and Korea, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Hiroyuki “Bob” Takai, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Corporation, President & CEO, Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd.
    Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
    15:45-16:00 Closing