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Director's Message

Upon taking the position of Director of Socio-economic Research Center as of June 2015, let me extend our sincere greetings to all our customers and stakeholders.

Today, the electric power utility industry in Japan at large is facing a multi-faceted challenge, consisting of the Electricity Market Reform prevailing to liberalization of the entire retail market, the large-scale introduction of renewable sources of electricity, and the prolonged shutdown of nuclear power stations.

In order to serve as a votive candle to illuminate steps forward, we at Socio-economic Research Center strive to integrate all our knowledge and insights, together with the other 7 research laboratories at CRIEPI, to present effective and viable policy options for the industry’s management as well as the regulatory and other institutional arrangements.

Koji Nagano
Socio-Economic Research Center

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