1221 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10020
1:30pm-5:40pm: Event & Discussion
JETRO aims to inform U.S. companies and organizations on the important policy changes and business opportunities prompted by Japan's recovery efforts following the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. Government officials and industry leaders will also brief on and discuss the Japanese government's launch of a renewable energy feed-in tariff system this July.
Keynote Speech: Yoshinori Suematsu, Senior Vice Minister for Reconstruction
Keynote Speech:Charles D. Lake II, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The U.S.-Japan Business Council; Chairman and Representative, Aflac Japan "Realizing Japan's Potential: A Business Perspective on the World's Third Largest Economy"
Governments FDI Initiatives - Subsidies and Tax Incentives: Hiraoki Ishii, Deputy Director General, Minister's Secretariat, Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office
Government's Subsidies and Tax Incentives: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Atsushi Kamata, Director, Trade and Investment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI
Video message from prefectural governments: Takuya Tasso, Governor, Iwate Prefecture, Yoshihiro Murai, Governor, Miyagi Prefecture, Tuhei Sato, Governor, Fukushima Prefecture
Keynote Speech: Takashi Hatchoji, Chairman of Hitachi America, Ltd. "Reconstruction Support and Smart City Strategies"
Renewable Energy Panel Discussion "Japan's path from reconstruction to a new energy future"
Moderator: Michel DiCapua, Head of Research NA, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Tatsuya Shinkawa, Chief Representative, Representative Office in Washington D.C. of New Energy and Industry Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Lex Heslin, CEO, Beautiful Earth Group
Yoshikazu Nose, Senior Vice President, Global Environment & Infrastructure Business Development Group, Mitsubishi Corporation Americas
Japan's Renewable Energy Policy
Renewable Energy Outlook
Partnership Opportunities for US-Japan Companies
Japan's Smart City Initiatives - Implication for Global Market
Closing Remarks: Motoatsu Sakurai, President, Japan Society