Mr. Ozawa Noriaki has served as Director-General for Energy and Regional Policy since July 2020.
He is working to steadily promote energy and regional policies, for example by coordinating with local governments on energy policies and building cooperative relations.
Since joining METI, he has helped develop energy and environmental policies. While serving as Director of the Kyoto Mechanisms Office, he joined international negotiations on global warming issues in COP15 through COP17. As the Director for Energy, he formulated the first Strategic Energy Plan after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
While serving as Director of the Nuclear Facilities Development and Nuclear Fuel Cycle Industry Division, he worked to promote communities in areas with nuclear power stations, advance the nuclear fuel cycle policy, and develop the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation under the new Strategic Energy Plan following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Most recently, he helped formulate the 5th Strategic Energy Plan as the Director General for Resources and Energy Policy Coordination of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
Mr. Ozawa is a graduate of Kyoto University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering.
He was born on January 12, 1965, in Ibaraki.