Nuclear Could be Key to Japan's Energy Security: An Interview with Tatsuya Terazawa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

IEEJ Tatsuya Terazawa
Tatsuya Terazawa
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Tatsuya Terazawa, Chairman and Chief Executive Office, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), shares that Japan's Green Transformation (GX) plan aims to redeem nuclear as a key energy source. More significantly, this comes after almost 11 years of inaction following the Fukushima incident.

About Tatsuya Terazawa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan:

Mr. Terazawa was appointed as Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) in July 2021.

Before joining IEEJ, he supported the then Minister Yasutoshi NISHIMURA as the Senior Advisor of the Cabinet Office between January and June 2021 to assist the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the formulation of the Growth Strategy including the Japanese “Green New Deal”.

Earlier, he served at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan where he held leading positions including the Vice-Minister for International Affairs. In this role, he assisted the then Prime Minister Shinzo ABE, participating in many of the meetings with the leaders of the world. He also played a crucial role in the coordination for the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit. Through June 2011 to December 2012, he served as the Executive Secretary to the then Prime Minister Yoshihiko NODA. During this period, he assisted the Prime Minister on the Government’s multiple challenges to deal with the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

He has been the Senior Specially Appointed Professor at the Tokyo University of Science, teaching international negotiations since January 2020. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law. He also studied at Harvard University in the United States, where he earned MBA in 1990. He was born in January 1961 in Osaka, Japan.

         

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