The 8th Meeting of the Next Generation’s Roundtable in Tokyo 2021-2022

On June 20th, 2022, the Fifth Session of the Next Generation’s Roundtable in Tokyo (NGRT) was held at the Roppongi Hills Club. This time, Mr. Nobuo Tanaka, who has been Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) after serving in a number of high-ranking position in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), including Director General of the Multilateral Trade System Department, and is to assume chair of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF), was invited to be a speaker on the theme for the future of nuclear power, discussing energy security, decarbonization, and US-Japan role in that field.

Facing with Russo’s invasion to Ukraine and the energy shortage in Japan, energy security and decarbonization are well payed attention. Discussing the future of nuclear power in considering such a situation has stimulated the participants for deepening their recognition for nuclear power.