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[ONLINE EVENT] The Japan-America Society of Washington DC – The U.S. Oil and Gas Market Challenge facing Japanese Business: COVID-19 X Factor

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am

The fracking revolution that began a decade ago has drastically altered the geography and economics of global energy supplies. This revolution has led to a renaissance in oil and gas/LNG investment that few could have foreseen. The COVID-19 crisis has presented another severe—and unpredictable—disruption that has led to an unprecedented drop in the global oil and gas/LNG market. A drop this precipitous and sudden is unprecedented in the history of the energy industry worldwide. Join the Japan-America Society of Washington DC for a moderated discussion with American and Japanese experts on energy business and governance.


Date and Time

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Dallas
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Washington, D.C.




Free for JASWDC; $10 for non-members

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Overview and Introductions (10 Min)
Ryan Shaffer (Moderator) – The Japan-America Society of Washington DC

Japanese Oil & Gas Business in the U.S. – Sumitomo’s Case
Hiroyuki “Bob” Takai – Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Japan’s Consumer Demand and Global Competition
Nobuo Tanaka Sasakawa Peace Foundation (former International Energy Agency Chief)

Future Implications—Business, Climate, Security
Samantha Gross – Brookings Institution

Moderated Panel Discussion (20 minutes
Audience Q&A (30 minutes)

Made possible by the generous support from the Keizai Koho Center (KKC) and the National Association of Japan America Societies (NAJAS). Visit and to learn more.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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