Japan: Energy & Geopolitics

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Japan’s energy mix has undergone considerable changes since the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, resulting in growing natural gas imports and coal use. Ken Koyama, Managing Director and Chief Economist of The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), discusses Japan’s long-term energy plans with Adam Sieminski (CSIS) and Jane Nakano (CSIS), exploring the future of fossil fuels in Japan’s economy, Japan’s role in the global LNG market, and the latest developments in Japan’s energy diplomacy, including with the United States, Russia, and Iran.
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Adam Sieminski
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
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Jane Nakano
Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program