Prof Jusen Asuka

Advisor – Environment and Energy Project Team of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)

Dr. Jusen ASUKA is the Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies and Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.  He had also worked for the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Hayama, Japan as the director of the climate change group from April 2010 to March 2013. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, a MBA from the INSEAD, and a M.S. from the Graduate School of Agriculture, University of Tokyo.  His primary areas of interest are energy policy and environmental policy (e.g. climate policy, air pollution policy) and international environmental/energy cooperation.  He is regularly involved in expert networks as well as policy making on energy/climate policy issues of Japan. His recent, specific interests are to promote the green recovery and energy transition which Japan is lagging behind other countries.