18 December 2018
Yunagi, will meet with IIASA Director General and CEO Albert van Jaarsveld and the IIASA External Relations Team, where he will be given an introduction to IIASA, learn more about its history, and its current and future research agenda.
He will also meet with representatives from the IIASA Energy Program to learn more about their work with Japan and collaborations with Japanese Institutions on improving energy and integrated assessment modelling and contributing to Japan’s strategic research base through enhancing modelling knowledge and skills.
Lastly, he will meet with Yoshihide Wada, Deputy Program Director of the IIASA Water Program and colleagues, who will present an introduction to the IIASA Water Program and their most recent collaborations.
About Minister Yanagi
Mr. Jun Yanagi graduated from Tokyo University in 1988, joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), North East Asia Division. He studied further from 1989-1992 at Worcester College, University of Oxford, UK, before working in a number of overseas roles for MOFA. This included, First Secretary at Embassy of Japan in Nigeria (1992-94); Deputy Director, APEC Division, MOFA (1995-97); First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Australia (2001-04); Director, International Science Cooperation Division, MOFA (2008-01); and Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Vietnam (2014-18).
IIASA and Japan
Research collaborations between IIASA and Japan have been highly productive since the institute was founded in 1972. Key aspects of this beneficial relationship since 2010, have involved cooperation with more than 31 Japanese organizations and resulted in over 300 scientific publications and a range of research advances. Recent studies have included in-depth analyses of how to maximize the co-benefits from measures to reduce both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Japan and Asia; the development of a new set of scenarios to underpin future climate modeling, impact, vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation assessments; and research into the evolution of diseases and commercially-exploited fish.
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INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH JAPAN
Mochizuki J & Chang S (2017). Disasters as Opportunity for Change: Tsunami Recovery and Energy Transition in Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 21: 331-339. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.01.009.
Cherp A, Vinichenko V, Jewell J , Suzuki M, & Antal M (2017). Comparing electricity transitions: A historical analysis of nuclear, wind and solar power in Germany and Japan. Energy Policy 101: 612-628. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.10.044.
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Kraxner F, Yoshikawa K, Leduc S, Fuss S, Aoki K, & Yamagata Y (2014). Renewable energy production from Waste to mitigate climate change and counteract soil degradation - A spatial explicit assessment for Japan. [[Geophysical Research Abstracts]], 16:EGU2014-15935
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