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Adapting to a New Energy Era: Strengthening U.S.-Japan Ties

On February 13, NBR and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) convened a public discussion on “Adapting to a New Energy Era: Strengthening U.S.-Japan Ties” in Tokyo, Japan.


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Agenda and Speaker Bios (PDF)

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For more information about the event, please contact:

Clara Gillispie
Assistant Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs
eta@nbr.org

This on-the-record event featured remarks by senior energy and geopolitical experts, including Admiral Dennis C. Blair, U.S. Navy (ret.) (Board of Directors, NBR), the Honorable Taro Kono (House of Representatives, Japan), Mikkal E. Herberg (NBR), Shoichi Itoh (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan), Meredith Miller (NBR), and Katsuichi Uchida (USJI).

Participants examined how Japan and the United States can work together to develop more collaborative strategies for regional energy security in light of major shifts in world energy markets. The discussion also considered how the two countries can strengthen their approaches to stabilizing the Persian Gulf.

Speakers and Discussants

Admiral Dennis C. Blair, U.S. Navy (ret.)
Board of Directors, The National Bureau of Asian Research

The Honorable Taro Kono
House of Representatives, Japan

Mikkal Herberg
The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California, San Diego

Shoichi Itoh
Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Meredith Miller
The National Bureau of Asian Research

Katsuichi Uchida
U.S.-Japan Research Institute


About the Project

Through a range of activities—including field research, commissioned papers, workshops, and dialogues with key stakeholders—the project “Adapting to a New Energy Era” aims to provide in-depth and academically rigorous research into how the United States, Japan, South Korea, China, and others countries can craft stronger diplomatic, strategic, and economic tools to support common energy security interests. Learn more.


Sponsor

This initiative is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.


Event Co-Hosts



On February 12, NBR convened an intimate, invitation-only workshop in Tokyo on “Adapting to a New Energy Era.” This full-day event featured remarks by Admiral Dennis C. Blair (Board of Directors, NBR), the Honorable Tsuyoshi Shiina (House of Representatives, Japan), Mikkal E. Herberg (NBR), James Kim (Asan Institute for Policy Studies), Nobuo Tanaka (IEEJ), and Tsutomu Toichi (IEEJ), among others. Learn more.



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