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).
The Energy Landscape
delegates from the power, energy, technology, and utility industries
high-level executives & decision makers
industry leading expert speakers
hours of networking
participants from all over the world
hours of full conference program
speakers and international experts
main forum sessions
“We have energy — very important, but not sufficient.”
Ceo Energy forum
The high level representatives from Europe and Asia to deliberate on Energy Transition Post Covid-19 and the New Normal with highlights on acceleration towards electrification, and transition to Green Energy and Carbon Re-cycling
ASEAN Energy Forum
Energy forum themed ASEAN Power Grid Interconnectivity that highlights cross border electricity and its impact on carbon emissions.
Hybrid forum on hydrogen energy with a telecast from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (MITI) Japan.
"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.”