[Webinar] Japan's Energy Industry Shakeup

May 16, 2016


Join JETRO San Francisco for a discussion on deregulation in Japan’s energy industry and what it means for U.S. CleanTech companies seeking a foothold in Japan’s energy market.


This discussion will highlight deregulation efforts in the electric and gas industries, which saw several major policy changes in April 2016. The presentation will also cover the renewable energy and energy management industries, which have seen tremendous growth in the last several years as Japan shifts away from its nuclear power dependency.


VIDEO: JETRO Discusses Energy Industry Changes for Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Daiki Nakajima, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) 

Bloomberg New Energy Finance on Vimeo.


As a result of dismantling industry monopolies such as Tepco, Japan's electric industry has developed a market gap worth an estimated 8 trillion ($67 billion) in revenue. This market space is focused on the sale of electricity for the residential Japanese home. The Japanese government hopes this sudden opening in supply (with no slowdown in demand) will spark an influx of new CleanTech and energy companies seeking to gain a foothold in one of the world's largest energy markets. 


Come discover what business opportunities are available to you in Japan’s energy industry! We look forward to your attendance at this unique event.






The Japan’s Energy Industry Shakeup webinar will run Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT. The webinar is online and accessible from any internet-connected device. 


This online webinar will be held in English and will include both slides and a verbal delivery. The webinar is limited to the first 100 attendees, so early sign up is strongly recommended.  





The current trajectory of Japan’s energy market as a whole, including consumer trends and government interests


Recent regulatory reform to the electric and gas industries, with a focus on rising industry competitors and emerging business alliances


Feed-in tariffs and the future of renewable energy in Japan for foreign companies in the CleanTech industry



Come discover what business opportunities are available to you in Japan’s energy industry! We look forward to your attendance at this unique event.




YOSHIAKI TOJO, Chief Executive Director of JETRO San Francisco


Yoshi TOJO was appointed to the Chief Executive Director of JETRO San Francisco in August 2014, responsible for promoting Cross-Pacific business development and technology commercialization.  Yoshi has long been engaged in R&D management and technology startup acceleration, with his wide-ranging experiences in economic analysis and innovation promotion at the Government of Japan (NEDO, METI, and MOFA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Kyoto University.




JETRO San Francisco runs monthly mini-webinar series on the current Japanese business environment every fourth Thursday of each month.  Coming seminar events are scheduled as follows:


April 28:      Healthcare

May 26:       Energy

July 21:       Internet of Things