Energy Efficiency - Economic and Ecological Potential for Japan and Europe

High energy prices are major challenges for Europe and Japan. What are the existing challenges for safe and affordable energy and what are possible solutions?



High energy prices are major challenges for Europe and Japan. Dependency on primary energy imports has financial and political consequences for both and carbon dioxide emissions impact global warming. To compete globally, and to provide stable energy supply at reasonable prices, Japan and Europe need new technologies and innovation in the fields of production, distribution, storage and use of primary and secondary energy. Far-reaching reforms have been launched to address these challenges. By June, the 28 member states of the European Union had to implement most of the provisions of a new “Energy Efficiency Directive” (EED). In Japan, the government introduced a new Strategic Energy Plan which will pave the way for reforming the supply and demand structure of the Japanese energy market. During this event, our distinguished speakers from Europe and Japan will reflect on the existing challenges for safe and affordable energy and discuss possible solutions.


The Capitol Hotel Tokyu 1F, Ballroom „Ho’oh“ West

2-10-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0014 Japan.

TEL: 03-3503-0109


Japanese – English (simultaneous interpretation)


Please apply with your full name, affiliation and contact information by

25 September to the KAS Japan Office via E-Mail ( Registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis.


17.00 - 17.15

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mr. Paul Linnarz, Resident Representative for Japan, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Tokyo office

17.15 - 17.45

Lecture: Electricity Market Reform in Japan

Mr. Takuya Yamazaki, Director for Electricity Market Reform (Legislation), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

17.45 - 18.15

Lecture: Renewable Energy Development in Europe: the Case of Scandinavia

Prof. Paul Midford, Professor, Norwegian University for Science and Technology

18.15 - 18.45

Lecture: Japan’s Energy Efficiency - a European Viewpoint and Opportunities for Cooperation

Dr. Gerhard Fasol, CEO, Eurotechnology Japan KK

18.45 - 19.30

Q&A Session

19.30 - 21.00

Dinner Reception

Hosted by/co-hosted by: KAS, Japan

Venue: Ballroom "Ho'oh" East

  • This programme is subject to change.


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The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo


  • Dr. Gerhard Fasol (Eurotechnology Japan KK)
    • Prof. Paul Midford (Norwegian University for Science and Technology)
      • Mr. Takuya Yamazaki (Ministry of Economy
        • Trade and Industry)


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