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Secretary Chu Reaffirms Commitment to Energy Cooperation with Japan

September 13, 2011 - 11:33am


Secretary Chu met with the Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Seishu Makino, during the APEC Ministerial Conference on Transportation and Energy, held September 13, 2011, in San Francisco.  They reaffirmed the shared commitment of the United States and Japan to cooperate on a range of energy issues, in particular through the Clean Energy Policy Dialogue and the Energy Smart Communities Initiative for the Asia Pacific (ESCI).  President Obama and former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan launched the Clean Energy Policy Dialogue and ESCI at their summit meeting on November 13, 2010. 

See the Fact Sheet on US-Japan Clean Energy Cooperation for more information.