JETI Webinar Series 2021:
Policy Innovation Towards Renewable Energy Expansion in Japan

Title: Policy Innovation Towards Renewable Energy Expansion in Japan
Format: Webinar via Zoom
Date: Wed 03 March 2021
Time: 17:00 – 19:00 (JST)

Host: Japan Energy Transition Initiative (JETI)
Language: Japanese with English simultaneous translation
Capacity: Unlimited, open.
Cost: Free-All attendees must register in advance to gain access to the webinar.

JETI Conference Outline

This online conference series is a gathering of leaders from business, finance, policymaking and think tanks to discuss issues and solutions towards driving innovation in policy towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A particular focus will be on greater multi-stakeholder participation in climate change solutions in Japan. A desired outcome is that the conference will trigger new partnerships and practical ideas around climate policy innovation among stakeholders from business, finance, research and policymakers. Participation will be free of charge but suitable to those individuals active in driving climate solutions and innovation in their field.

Webinar Description

Following Japan's 2050 Net zero pledge and METI's Net Zero Growth Plan citing 50-60% renewable energy targets, this is a multi-stakeholder discussion to generate ideas on policy changes needed in the short/medium terms to achieve and exceed these targets. A focus of the discussion will be what Japan's 2030 Strategic Energy Plan targets and associated energy policy measures should be to feed into the 2050 goals. The format will be online presentations and panel discussions via zoom, with several key themes discussed by experts, facilitated by a moderator to encourage debate and questions from the audience. While most speakers and attendees will be from Japan, there will be input from global expert.


  • Discuss the Strategic Energy Plan targets for Japan and its alignment with Paris/global trends
  • Identify current renewable energy policy blockages in Japan
  • Generate ideas on policy changes needed in the short/medium terms
  • Generate discussion among the stakeholders and create alliance to work towards policy reform




Opening Remarks (10 min)

Energy policy context in Japan
Professor Yukari Takamura (University of Tokyo)

Presentation (45 min)

"Global Context – UK Offshore Wind Example: Role of Policy to Enabled Offshore Wind"
Huub den Rooije (Managing Director, Marine, The Crown Estate)

"Renewable Policy Context in Japan – Current State and Future Predictions"
Hiroki Kudo (Board Member, Director, in charge of Electric Power Industry & New and Renewable Energy Unit, IEEJ)

"Decarbonised World with Offshore Wind"
Izumi Ushiyama (Chairman, Ashikaga University / Offshore Wind Subcommittee WG Chair)

"Renewable Energy Demand for Energy Consumers"
Kahori Miyake (Executive Officer CSR & Communication, AEON)

"Keidanren's Views on the Energy Policy"
Masami Hasegawa (Director, Environment & Energy Policy Bureau, Keidanren)

Panel Discussion (45 min)

Analysis and predictions for Japan's Strategic Energy Plan 2030 targets (currently being revised), and what associated energy policy measures/reform is needed for Japan Net Zero targets and growth plans.

All speakers

Audience Q&A (15 min)

All speakers


Summary and close




University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives
Yukari Takamura



The Crown Estate
Huub den Rooijen
Managing Director, Marine



The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Hiroki Kudo
Board Member, Director, in charge of Electric Power Industry & New and Renewable Energy Unit



Ashikaga University
Izumi Ushiyama
Chairman, Offshore Wind Subcommittee WG Chair



Kahori Miyake
Executive Officer CSR & Communication



Japan Busienss Federation (Keidanren)
Masami Hasegawa
Director, Environment & Energy Policy Bureau



Monica Nagashima
Engagement Manager