Japan-Australia energy dialogue

Date & time

22–23 March 2018


Renewables Innovation Hub, 19-23 Moore Street, Turner, ACT, 2612


Iain Macgill, Veronica Taylor, Llewelyn Hughes, Ken Baldwin, Beyhad Jafari, Keith Lovegrove, Tetsunari Iida, Hitoshi Ushijima, David Litt, Satoshi Kurokawa, Yukari Takamura


 Maya Suzuki
 0435 226 659

There is an urgent need to redesign energy policy and law in Australia and Japan in order to promote innovation and achieve deep decarbonisation. This is necessary to meet the Paris Agreement targets which include zero net emissions shortly after 2050.

We invite leading Japanese and Australian scholars, policy makers and entrepreneurs to share their experience and perspectives on energy policy issues in Japan and Australia. The Dialogue will provide a high-level forum for energy scholars and policy makers to discuss challenges facing the energy sector.


The emphasis is collaboration on key topics relevant to Australia and Japan.

  • Achieving high levels of renewables and ensuring energy security
  • Issues of transmission and distribution regulation
  • Competition law in an era of rising renewables
  • Electric Vehicles – Law and policy issues
  • Trade in renewable energy – Hydrogen Trade and the Asian Super Grid
  • Energy storage – Regulatory issues in Australian and Japanese contexts
  • The Evolution of legal and policy mechanisms for renewable energy support in Australia and Japan


Japanese speakers

  • Tetsunari Iida (CEO of ISEP, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policy)
  • Hitoshi Ushijima, Professor of Law, Chuo University
  • David Litt, Professor of Law, Keio University
  • Satoshi Kurokawa, Professor of Law, Waseda University
  • Yukari Takamura, Professor of International Law, Nagoya University
  • Nobufumi Nishimura, Chuo University
  • Representative of Nissan Motor Corporation, (Invited)

Australian counterparts

  • Iain Macgill, UNSW Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets
  • Veronica Taylor, Professor, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
  • Llewelyn Hughes, Crawford School, ANU
  • Professor Kenneth Baldwin, Director, Energy Change Institute ANU
  • Beyhad Jafari, CEO Electric Vehicle Council
  • Keith Lovegrove, ITP Renewables


Professor Hitoshi Ushijima (Chuo), Professor Satoshi Kurokawa (Waseda), Professor David Litt (Keio), Dr James Prest (ANU), Dr Llewelyn Hughes (ANU).

This is a joint project of ANU, Waseda, Chuo, and Keio Universities. It is generously supported by a grant from the Toshiba International Foundation.

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