Graduated from the Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo and obtained a Master's Degree in International Development and Economics from Yale University. Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1976. Has assumed numerous positions, including Representative of the Asia-Pacific Region of the Japan Overseas Development Corporation, Director of the Southeast Asia and Pacific Division of the Trade Policy Bureau, Vice Governor for International Affairs of Ehime Prefecture, Director-General of the Business Support Department of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, Executive Managing Director of the Japan-China Economic Association, and President of the Japan- China Northeast Development Association. Assumed position of ERIA Executive Director in June 2008 and subsequently was appointed as ERIA’s first President in June 2015, and was reappointed as President of ERIA by the Governing Board for a third five-year term in June 2018. Visiting Professor of Waseda University (Japan), Darma Persada University (Indonesia), Honorary Professor of Guangxi University (China), and Fellow of Musashino Institute for Global Affairs, Musashino University (Japan).
Sustainable Energy Technology Asia 2022
The largest of its kind in Asia with endorsement from the Ministry of Energy and over a hundred organizations, this event will be held on the 20th-22nd September 2022 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme of "ACCELERATING ASEAN'S ENERGY TRANSITION TO ACHIEVE CARBON NEUTRALITY"
In the year 2022, Sustainable Energy Technology Asia (SETA) and Enlit Asia (the recent amalgamation of Asia’s leading energy events, POWERGEN Asia and Asian Utility Week) and Solar+Storage Asia 2022, will form a partnership, creating a platform that will enable the entire ASEAN energy value chain, to come together to seize current opportunities, spotlight future ones, and inspire the next generation to join the journey towards a sustainable energy future. The resources and expertise of these two industry leaders will offer a full end-to-end power and energy solutions event, and the opportunity to analyze the full breadth of the region’s energy sector, attracting more than 30,000 attendees and 350+ exhibitors over 70 countries worldwide.
Both organisations have a long-standing presence in the ASEAN power and energy sectors, and are known to deliver market-leading, in-depth and meaningful programmes that address the trends, successes and challenges facing the ASEAN energy transition.
delegates from the power, energy, technology, and utility industries
high-level executives & decision makers
industry leading expert speakers
hours of networking
attendees from more than 70 countries
association and government bureau side events
streams of intensive content across three days
CEO Energy Forum
Solar & Storage Forum
“We have energy — very important, but not sufficient.”
Enlit Asia 2022 and Solar+Storage Asia 2022
Joining together 3 events, this will be the biggest shift showcasing a significant performance – enabling the entire ASEAN energy value chain to seize an opportunity, spotlight the future ones, inspire the next generation to join a journey towards a sustainable energy future by addressing the new challenges in energy transition towards a carbon neutral world.
Cutting Edge Technology showcase
and commercial in trade exhibition from technology owners around the world for more than 500+ exhibit booths
Engage and connect with Internationally-nurtured Energy Start Ups across the region to deliver a creative presentation and showcase
"This is one shock in the history of the world's energy industry. Such a change has become an inevitable impact on global demand for coal, WHICH is expected to decline around 8% this year.”
“COVID-19 is causing enormous damage to the regional economy and it also has a profound impact on regional energy demand and supply landscape. Simultaneous achievement of energy security and sustainability could be further challenging and pragmatic approaches are far more crucial compared with pre-COVID-19 era.”