Shin Hosaka

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

Shin Hosaka, Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), has over 30 years of experience. Mr. Hosaka’s previous roles at METI have included Director-General, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau (2019–20); Deputy Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (2017–19); Deputy Director-General, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau (2016–17); Deputy Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau (2015–16); Deputy Director-General for Policy Evaluation, Minister's Secretariat (2014–15); Director, Personnel Division, Minister's Secretariat (2013–14); Director, General Policy Division, Commissioner's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (2012–13); Director, Corporate Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau (2010–12); Director, Automobile Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau (2009–10); Director, Petroleum and Natural Gas Division, Natural Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (2006–09); Director, Retail and Wholesale Commerce Division, Business Support Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (2005–06); and Director for Personnel Affairs, Minister's Secretariat (2004–05). He first joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the predecessor of the present METI) in 1987. Mr. Hosaka holds a B.A. in economics from Tokyo University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Michigan.

SESSIONS WITH Shin Hosaka

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 01:15pm - 01:45pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 07:15 pm - 02/mar/2021 07:45 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Ministerial Plenary

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Innovation & Technology Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management
    Energy ministers face a dual challenge: energy security and sustainability. Emerging technologies and declining renewable costs increase optionality. New technologies can create new risks on intermittency and supply chains. How do governments incentivize and manage technology change and risk? What are the employment costs as parts of an energy economy fade and others grow? What strategies work to incentivize private investment? Hear the inside story on aligning politics and aspirations.