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Symposium Title:
“Future Prospects and Challenges for the International Energy Market”

Date:November 29th (Monday) 2010 PM 13-17

Venue:Tetsumon Memorial Hall, University of Tokyo
14th floor at Faculty of Medicine Experimental Research Bldg

Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Media Sponsor: Wall Street Journal Japan


  • The symposium aims to discuss long term prospects of international energy market, where various uncertainties exist, over the period up to 2030-2035. The discussion will highlight the importance of energy challenges such as energy security and climate change, and address potential response measures to the challenges.
  • For this purpose, the symposium will invite prominent experts as a speakers and panelists from IEA, US, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. After the "Opening remarks", the symposium will start from "Keynote address", followed by two sessions, each of which includes three speeches and panel discussion.
  • The symposium will be organized as an open event, to which a wide range of audience/participants is expected to join from such areas of academia, energy policy planner/maker, energy related industries.

Time Schedule

Opening remarks Mr. Naoki Kuroda Chairman INPEX
Keynote Address Mr. Harufumi Mochizuki(Former Vice-Minister METI)
Session 1: Global Energy Situation and Challenges for Producing Countries.
Mr. Amos Bromhead, Senior Energy Analyst, Office of Chief Economist, International Energy Agency(WEO2010 and Challenges)
Commentator: Ms. Midori Tani,
Adjunct lecturer, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Mr. Ryoichi Komiyama, Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo Visiting Researcher, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.
Session 2:Global Energy Situation and Responses from Japan, US, China, and Russia
Speech 1(20min.)
Professor Ken Koyama, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo Director, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan(Japan's Response)
Speech 2(20min.)
Ms. Julia Nesheiwat, Hitachi-CFR Fellow, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan(US Response)
Speech 3(20min.)
Professor Li Zhidong, Department of Management and Information System Science, Nagaoka University of Technology Visiting Researcher at Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, China(China's Response)
Speech 4(20min.)
Professor Dmitry Streltsov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) University  President of the Association of Japanese Studies of Russia(Russia's Response)
Panel Discussion(40min.)
Moderator:Mr. Shunsuke Managi, Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
Closing remarks Prof. Kuniaki Tanabe, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo.