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USJI Seminar

“Discussion of Fukushima from a global point of view -From the perspective of energy security-“

Date and Time

Monday, January 23th, 2012 10:00am-12:00pm


Federal Room, Second Floor, Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20036

This event is free and open to the public.


Since the earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011, discussion about the energy policy have not referenced such topics as the broader issue of the influence on industry and the economy. In particular, there has been no discussion at all about the most important issue in people’s daily life, “energy security ”.

In contrast, energy policy is never discussed in the U.S. without reference to the energy security issue.

Considering the situation above, we will discuss following points at this seminar.
* Should Japan consider the issue of energy security in its debate over energy policy?
* Is the energy security issue important enough to be discussed within the international political framework, particularly in eastern Asia?
* From a global standpoint, should Japan contribute its high-level nuclear power technology to the world?
* Should Japan consider the impact of Japanese energy policy on the international community?



Prof. Yoshiaki Abe
USJI Operating Adviser/University Professor, Waseda University

Mr. Guy Caruso
Senior Adviser for Energy and National Security, CSIS
[presentation slides (2.5MB)]

Mr. Jack Spencer
Research Fellow, Nuclear Energy, The Heritage Foundation
Mr. Shoichi Itoh
Senior Researcher, International Strategy Analysis Group,Strategy Research Unit, IEEJ
[presentation slides (2.9MB)]
Ms. Jane Nakano
Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
Prof. Atsushi Tago
Associate Professor, International Politics at the Graduate School of Law, Kobe University
Organized by

U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI)

Supported by

Keio University, Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University, the University of Tokyo, Waseda University

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