Hon. Hagiuda Koichi

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Mr. Hagiuda Koichi was appointed Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on October 4, 2021. He also assumed the roles of Minister in charge of Industrial Competitiveness, Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Minister in charge of the Response to the Economic Impact caused by the Nuclear Accident and Minister of State for the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation. Immediately prior to his current appointments, Mr. Hagiuda served as Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Minister in charge of Education Rebuilding, positions he held since September 2019. Previously, Mr. Hagiuda held several senior posts in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Earlier in his career, Mr. Hagiuda served as Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Mr. Hagiuda has served as member of Japan’s House of Representatives since 2003. He is currently serving his 5th term in the House of Representatives, representing Tokyo’s 24th district. Previously, he served as an elected official on the Metropolitan Assembly of Tokyo and Hachioji City Council. A graduate of Meiji University’s School of Commerce, Mr. Hagiuda was born on August 31, 1963, in Tokyo.

Sessions With Hon. Hagiuda Koichi

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    Special Dialogue: Asia’s Energy Transition & the Role of Gas

    Panel Gas & LNG

    Asia has the world’s fastest growing energy demand and will see the largest rise in emissions in the coming decades. Its ability to manage both the climate agenda and energy transition—to deliver reliable and affordable access to power and to stem emissions and pollution—will be key to delivering on the region’s expectations for prosperity and sustainability. To address this challenge, Japan and several Asian partners have been developing the Asia Energy Transition Initiative. The region has the potential to transform into a global renewable energy hub. Recent energy shocks in Asia and Europe have demonstrated the critical importance of meeting natural gas demand for electrification, heating, and petrochemicals. How can Asia attract the investment it needs to meet these transitional challenges? What mechanisms can be employed for the Asia Pacific region to reach its net zero future while also guaranteeing a just transition?