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Strengthening U.S.-Japan Ties: Photo Gallery

These photos are from a public discussion convened in Tokyo, Japan, on February 13, 2013, as part of the project Adapting to a New Energy Era.

Meredith Miller (The National Bureau of Asian Research) delivers welcoming remarks at “Strengthening U.S.-Japan Ties” in Tokyo, Japan. This event was co-hosted by NBR and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) at Waseda University.

Katsuichi Uchida (U.S.-Japan Research Institute) welcomes participants and emphasizes the importance of ongoing dialogue between key stakeholders from the United States and Japan.

The Honorable Taro Kono (House of Representatives, Japan) participates in a Q&A with the audience. His remarks detailed how Japanese policymakers are thinking about major shifts underway in world energy markets and the implications for Japan, the United States, and others.

From left to right: Mikkal E. Herberg (The National Bureau of Asian Research), Meredith Miller (The National Bureau of Asian Research), and Shoichi Itoh (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) engage in a discussion about 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.

Audience members engage panelists during Q&A.

Admiral Dennis C. Blair, U.S. Navy (ret.) (Board of Directors, The National Bureau of Asian Research) offers remarks on how to strengthen U.S.-Japan ties on energy security.

Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats (U.S. Department of State), S. Chander (Asian Development Bank), and Admiral Dennis C. Blair (Board of Directors, NBR) discuss the potential economic benefits of integrating energy and environmental policy in the Asia-Pacific at the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit. Learn more about the Summit.

In an October 2013 interview with NBR, Koichiro Ito (Boston University School of Management) discusses the political challenges of deregulation and explains what is at stake for Japan’s economic and energy future. Access the complete interview: Reforming Japan's Electricity Sector.


For more information about this initiative, please contact:

Clara Gillispie
Assistant Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs
(202) 347-9767