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Japan Research Fellows for "Adapting to a New Energy Era"


NBR is pleased to announce that it has selected two fellows to join its initiative “Adapting to a New Energy Era”: Yu Nagatomi and Kei Shimogori.

About the Scholars

Yu Nagatomi is a Researcher for the Electric Power & Coal Unit of the Electric Power Group at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). At IEEJ, Mr. Nagatomi’s work has focused on a range of projects, including the development of models for energy demand forecasting, energy supply optimization, financial and economic analysis, and interpreting the outcomes of energy policy and institutions. Mr. Nagatomi received his master’s degree from the University of Tokyo.

Kei Shimogori is a Researcher for the Nuclear Energy Group of the Strategy Research Unit of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). Her current research focuses on nuclear power policy and developments in Japan and the world, as well as on shale gas developments in North America. In her time at IEEJ, she has also written on electricity market reform and nuclear power in the United Kingdom. Ms. Shimogori received her MPP in International Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo and her BL from Waseda University.

Energy security is an emerging yet rapidly evolving field, with significant, long-term implications for the geopolitical, economic, and environmental health of the Asia-Pacific. With this in mind, the fellowship opportunity engages talented Japanese researchers who are in the early stages of their career and will play a vital role in shaping a new generation of energy policy research in the region.

Both Yu Nagatomi and Kei Shimogori have a wealth of knowledge on energy issues in distinctive areas of expertise. As part of their fellowships, they are participating in workshops, roundtables, and briefings with policymakers in Tokyo, Japan, and Washington, D.C. They will also be featured in NBR publications and have opportunities to work closely with NBR experts and staff to enhance their own knowledge of energy security issues.

Project Sponsor

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


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.



On November 7, 2013, NBR hosted a Capitol Hill release for the 2013 Energy Security Report, “Asia’s Uncertain LNG Future,” featuring panel discussions with senior energy specialists Mikkal Herberg, Shoichi Itoh, Jane Nakano, Padu S. Padmanaban, James Slutz, and Nikos Tsafos. Listen to event audio and access a free executive summary of the report.

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