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Second Annual Japan-U.S. Energy Security Dialogue Held

October 30, 2023

Joint press release with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On October 17 (U.S. time), 2023, the Second Annual Japan-U.S. Energy Security Dialogue was held between Mr. Kihara Shinichi, Director-General for Energy and Environmental Policy, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Mr. Taketani Atsushi, Deputy Director-General and Deputy Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and Mr. Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State (DOS).

1. Japan-U.S. governmental session

In this dialogue, METI, MOFA, and DOS focused on efforts for energy security and decarbonization, and they shared the recognition that the efforts by Japan and the U.S. to accelerate decarbonization under the GX Promotion Act of Japan and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of the United States are in a complementary relationship and that they will contribute to the creation of a global clean energy supply chain through generating synergies between them.

Also, the two sides agreed on: the promotion of clean energy technologies, cooperation to build a robust supply chain of mineral resources, measures for stable LNG supply and methane emission reduction, the importance of nuclear energy as a major energy source in terms of energy security, and the need for further cooperation on energy security and decarbonization, in particular in Asia. The two sides also focused on the provision of support to Ukraine in its recovery and reconstruction, mainly in the electricity and energy sectors, and confirmed the importance of efforts for humanitarian support to maintain and stabilize energy systems and help the country to overcome winter.

2. Session together with private companies in Japan and the U.S.

Participants proactively exchanged views on such fields as LNG, clean hydrogen and ammonia, e-fuel, and offshore wind power generation and power grids, with the aim of raising momentum for public-private collaboration in the energy sector in Japan and the U.S.

3. Issuance of a joint statement

METI, MOFA, and DOS issued a joint statement as an outcome of the discussions in the dialogue.

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