This international conference will examine, from comparative perspectives, the current context of Japan's energy policy. We seek to understand the political and economic forces that brought the energy policy into being, its impact, how it is being rethought, and its international effects. We also want to examine the likely direction of the future. This conference is therefore composed of three panels, focusing sequentially on the recent past, the present and the future. The conference brings together international expertise to examine the political economy of Japan's energy problem, in a collaborative effort to learn from this crisis both for the benefit of Japan as well as the larger global community.
Date: 26 November 2011, 10:00 to 18:00
Place: Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Bldg. No.7, Room 7102
Language: Simultaneous translation (English – Japanese)