Missions & Business Forums
On December 13, JASE-W and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) jointly visited the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) in Jakarta, to introduce the activities of its three working groups namely, Renewables and Distributed Power Source, Power Grid Improvement and Geothermal, all which are promoting Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) activities in the country. The MEMR high officials, including the Director General of the New and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and Electricity, attended and expressed their support for AZEC and gave specific comments on each project from the authority's point of view, and the meaningful discussion was conducted.
On November 9, the ZEB Solution WG of the Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide with VSSE (Vietnam Sustainability Social Enterprise), held an online seminar for Vietnamese private businesses. "Realizing zero energy building standardization" seminar was successfully held with more than 120 participants on the Zoom platform.
In the seminar, speakers explained methods, solutions, and experiences in developing zero-energy buildings through the lifecycle of planning, design, construction, and operation, followed by a question-and-answer session, contributing to raising awareness and building a network for future ZEB promotion in Vietnam.
Memorandum of Understanding with Malaysia's Sustainable Energy Development Agency (SEDA) to Promote ZEB
JASE-W participated in the International Sustainability Energy Summit 2022, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to promote Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) with SEDA. In the presence of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (YB Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Bin Hassan), SEDA and the Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide held a renewal and signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the promotion of ZEB.
Currently, SEDA is establishing a program and certification system for promoting ZEB in Malaysia and has started studying demonstration projects with the ZEB Solution WG of the Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide to enable ZEB demonstrations.
At this year's summit, the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources gave opening speeches on the energy transition toward realizing carbon neutrality in 2050. They gave the order to work toward carbon neutrality.
We will continue to move forward with ZEB projects.
Vietnam-Japan Business Forum was held to introduce the excellent energy-saving technologies of member companies to Vietnamese public and private people concerned, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Vietnam. The main venue was the Hotel conference hall in Hanoi and those who could gather from within Vietnam came to the place, and other people gave presentations and attended online from all over Vietnam and from Japan. Beginning with the opening remarks by the government representatives of both countries and the chairman of the planning committee of the JASE-W, presentations of Japanese companies and question and answer sessions were followed. The number of participants exceeded 300. While opportunities for direct business talks were limited due to covid-19, advanced energy technologies of nine JASE-W companies were well promoted to Vietnam and leading to business development and bilateral cooperation.
◆ Date: March 17th (Wednesday) 8: 30-15: 30 (Vietnam time) 10: 30-17: 30 (Japan time)
◆ Location: HÔTEL du PARC HANOÏ Conference Hall
◆ Conference Style: Hybrid (offline at the venue plus online by Zoom)
◆ Participation: Government officials from Vietnam and Japan, energy experts from universities and research institutes, executives from local energy-intensive companies, representatives and officials from local Japanese companies, etc. 126 participated in the venue, 192 participated online, 318 in total (including 49 people of 28 companies participated from Japanese companies)
◆ Organizers: Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide / The Energy Conservation Center, Japan / Green Development Center, Vietnam
◆ Support: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (MOIT)
◆ Forum website: http://vietnam-japan-business-forum.greendc.vn/
The Turkey and Black Sea Coast WG introduced Japanese smart energy at the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Tokyo (5th Nov., 2020)
Turkey and the Black Sea Coast WG presented smart energy technologies and products from JASE-W member companies at the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, with the honorable attendance of H.E. Ambassador Mercan and Economic Affairs Counsellor Mr Bosuter et al. His Excellency has abundant background on energy policy in Turkey as his career of the former deputy energy minister and showed great interest in these technologies by giving sound advice and comments, and expressed H.E. and the Embassy's utmost cooperation to the activities of the WG and the business mission in the future.
Date: November 5, 2020
Venue: Meeting Room in the Ambassador's Residence of the Turkish Embassy in Japan
(Turkish side) H.E. Ambassador Merjan, Counselor in charge of economy Mr Bosuter et al, Secretary of the Ambassador
(Japanese side) Head of Turkey and the Black Sea Coast WG, Nippon Koei Co., Ltd. , Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Yokogawa Electric Co., Ltd., Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd., Secretary General of JASE-W.
ZEB (Zero Energy Buildings) Workshop held in Malaysia on February 4 th - 5 th.
To disseminate ZEB family concept as a step by step approach, JASE-W held a workshop at Putrajaya in Malaysia on February 4 th and 5 th, cooperating with Sustainable Energy Development Authority in Malaysia.
There were various lectures about ZEB by Japanese professionals and also a site visit of an energy efficient building.
There are more than 60 participants from public sectors and private sectors. There were many positive feedback in the collected questionnaire surveys.
Date: 4 -5th Febraury, 2020
Venue: ZENITH Putrajaya Hotel, in Putrajaya
The public and private joint business mission was dispatched to Adu Dahbi UAE and JASE-W visited Abu Dhabi Oil Company(ADNOC) and Department of Energy(DoE), conducted by Mr. Matsuyama Director General of Energy Efficiency and renewable Energy Dept, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, who attended at the General Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) which will be held during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2020.
The participating companies gave technical presentations on, for examples, "the hydrogen value chain", "transmission and distribution system for renewable energy", "energy management systems", etc., and introduced their projects and initiatives in the Middle East.
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Chief Technology Officer
Abu Dhabi Energy Agency (DoE) Secretary (Chairman)
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation
On November 27 (Wednesday), the first CEFIA Forum was held in Manila, Philippines, hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. It was a magnificent event with a greeting. The venue with seats for 230 people was almost full. This forum was held as a meeting to promote cooperation between ASEAN countries and China, Japan and Korea from the three aspects of technology, human resource development and policy, with the cooperation of the public and private sectors, toward the realization of a low-carbon society. .
The secretariat was run by ACE (ASEAN Center for Energy) and Philippine DOE (Department of Energy). JASE-W co-announced the ongoing efforts of the ZEB dissemination WG with Malaysia's Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), which signed a MOU last year, and jointly working with ASEAN countries in Japan-Malaysia, appealing as an example. At the venue, executives of the Philippines Architect's Association (UAP) and the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI), who worked together so far, expressed their expectations for further cooperation in the future.
Date: 27th November, 2019
Venue: Makati Diamond Residence Hotel, Manila Philippines
JASE-W dispatched a Public-Private Joint Energy Business Delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to actualize and accelerate cooperation in the field of energy which was stipulated in the "Saudi-Japan Vision 2030". For JASE-W it has been the first time mission to KSA since January 2010. By getting the active support from METI, Energy Conservation Center, Japan and Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East and Japanse Embassy to the Kingdom, over 20 members consisting from METI and public entities as well as 8 private companies all which wish to disseminate their advanced energy-saving and renewable energy products & technologies visited relevant public organizations and energy companies to make one by one presentations and fruitful questions and answers to follow. All there showed esteemed hospitality and keen interests leading to possible mutual business opportunities for the future.
Date: 18-20th November, 2019
Visited: The Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) , Saudi Arabian General Investment Agency(SAGIA), Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Aramco and so on.
JASE-W participated the Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Refinery Sector organized Petroleum Conservation Research Association(PCRA) on 8th November, next day of the Business Forum.
At the begging of Session-1, Mr. Joshi, PCRA, made a presentation of the energy audit by PAT(Performance Achieve and Trade) scheme on refinery sector and in Session-2 major Indian oil companies introduced their energy saving activities and progress.
From Japan headed Mr. Aoyama. the executive Committee Chairman and Mr. Kimura, deputy director of METI and 3 companies of JASE-W members participated and introduced their energy saving technologies on refinery.
There are about 30 participants and achieve discussions were held.
Date: 8th November, 2019
Venue: India International Center, Delhi, India