Japan’s Response to an Accelerating Global Energy Transition

Project Members

In order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, countries around the world are transitioning their energy policies toward renewable energy sources. While many developed countries have set a goal of raising the renewable energy ratio to about 40% to 70% in 2030, Japan’s energy transition is lagging behind. Such a delay may not only result in a smaller international presence on climate change issues but also weaken Japan’s competitiveness in energy technologies. The purpose of this program is to analyze Japan’s challenges and present proposals on how to deal with the energy transition accelerating around the world.

Research Program Members (alphabetical order)

 Hikaru Hiranuma, co-leader (Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)

 Takeo Kikkawa, co-leader (Vice President and Graduate School of International Management Professor, International University of Japan)

 Miho Kurosaki (Climate Change and ESG Specialist, former Head of Japan and Korea Research, Bloomberg NEF)

 Hiroshi Segawa (Professor, Department of Multi-Disciplinary Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)

 Kota Sugimoto (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)

  Yukari Takamura (Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo)

 Shin’ichi Tanabe (Professor, Department of Architecture, Waseda University)

Principal Investigator

平沼 光/Hikaru Hiranuma

Hikaru Hiranuma



杉本 康太/Kota Sugimoto

Kota Sugimoto


(Alphabetical order)