The last few years have witnessed a transformation of the global energy market. The United States is now leading the world in the production of oil and natural gas. Western Pennsylvania has assumed an increasingly prominent role in the energy sector with the exploration and development of Marcellus Shale. Japan, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, has had to reassess its strategic priority on nuclear energy. The precipitous decline of oil prices that began in the latter half of 2014 has further transformed the worldwide energy market, with ramifications that extend well beyond the energy sector.
Join The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a briefing and moderated panel discussion on how the global energy market is likely to evolve in 2015. What are the opportunities that lie ahead for the Pittsburgh region and Japan, and what challenges will they have to overcome? Is the exploitation of Marcellus Shale sustainable? How can Japan reduce its dependence on imported sources of energy? Are there areas in which American and Japanese businesses can work together to take advantage of changes in the global energy sector?
11:30 AM – Registration and Networking
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheon and Program
Hisanori Nei, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Former Executive Director, Japan National Oil, Gas and Metals Corporation
Rich Weber, CEO, PennEnergy Resources
Dr. Yongsheng Wang, Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington & Jefferson College
David Iwinski, Jr., Moderator, Managing Director, Blue Water Growth LLC
Presented by The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.
The JASP thanks the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and ANA for their generous support.
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