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International Conference
Energy Shift in Japan and Germany:
Challenges, Opportunities, and Potential for German-Japanese Cooperation

Programme

Panel Discussion (public)

 Moderator: Mika Obayashi, Director of Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
Time Contents
18:00 – 18:15
Opening remarks
Greetings
H.E. Volker Stanzel, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany in Japan
18:15 – 20:00
Open panel discussion
“Nuclear Phase-out in Japan and Germany: New Possibilities for Japanese-German Cooperation?”
Tetsurō Fukuyama, Member of the House of Councilors, Former Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
Eisaku Satō, Former governor of Fukushima Prefecture
Hiroshi Takahashi, Research Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute
Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Hesse
Hans-Joachim Ziesing, Independent consultant on energy and climate change
Chair: Tetsunari Iida, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)

Expert workshop (closed)

Time Contents
13:00 – 13:15
Opening remarks
Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Hesse
Sven Saaler, FES representative in Japan
Gerhard Wiesheu, Chairman, Japanese-German Business Association (DJW)
13:15 - 13:45
Input

Input 1: Nuclear Phase-out and energy shift in Japan

Mika Ohbayashi, Director of Japan Renewable Energy Foundation

Input 2: Nuclear Phase-out and energy shift in Germany

Hans-Joachim Ziesing, Independent consultant on energy and climate change
13:45 - 14:00
Coffee break
14:00 – 15:15
Panel I: Social and Political Challenges for the Energy Shift in Japan and Germany
– Similarities, Differences, Possibilities for Cooperation
Tetsunari Iida, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)
Eisaku Satō, Former governor of Fukushima Prefecture
Regine Günther, Head of Climate and Energy Policy, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Germany
Discussion
Moderator: Mariko Kawaguchi, Senior Researcher and Managing Director, Daiwa Institute Research
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 – 16:45
Panel II: Technical and Financial Challenges for the Energy Shift in Japan and Germany
– Similarities, Differences, and Possibilities for Cooperation
Fabio Longo, Lawyer, Executive Board EUROSOLAR Section Germany
Mariko Kawaguchi, Senior Researcher and Managing Director, Daiwa Institute Research
Werner Genter, Head of the division private customer banking, KfW Banking Group
Hiroshi Takahashi, Research Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute
Discussion
Moderator: Regine Günther, Head of Climate and Energy Policy, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Germany
16:45 – 17:15
Summary of the expert workshop
Opportunities for a German-Japanese Energy Partnership?
Hans-Joachim Ziesing, Independent consultant on energy and climate change
Mika Obayashi, Director of Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
17:15 – 18:00
Coffee break

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