The Howard Baker Forum and Atlantic Council are delighted to invite you to the US-Japan Roundtable’s Summer Conference. The Conference will take place at the Willard Hotel (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004), from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET. Lunch and light refreshments will be served throughout the day, and a wine reception will follow immediately at 5:00 PM ET.

The panel discussions at the Summer Conference will focus on how the US and Japan can respond to Russia’s continued war in Ukraine. The conversations will also address the opportunities in civil nuclear cooperation between the US and Japan, as both countries face the challenge of aging reactor fleets and the promise of advanced nuclear energy technologies. We look forward to welcoming you in Washington, DC!


Welcome remarks by

Scott Campbell
Howard Baker Forum

Keynote remarks by

Gen. James L. Jones, Jr.
Executive Chairman Emeritus
Atlantic Council

A conversation with

The Hon. Sharon Burke
Founder and President
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy
US Department of Defense

Moderated by

Jennifer T. Gordon
Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

Panel Discussion 1: The role of the existing reactor fleet in decarbonization

Masato Hirai
General Manager
Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan

Jessica Hogle
Vice President of Federal Affairs
Tennessee Valley Authority

Ralph Hunter
Constellation Generation Development, LLC

John Kotek
Senior Vice President of Policy Development and Public Affairs
Nuclear Energy Institute

Moderated by

Zachary Dubel
Chief Analyst
Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan

Distinguished remarks by

The Hon. John Barrasso (R-WY)
US Senator
US Senate

Afternoon keynote remarks by

The Hon. Kathryn Huff
Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy
US Department of Energy

Izuru Kobayashi
Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)

Panel Discussion 2: Civil nuclear cooperation in third countries

Cheryl Collins
Sales Director
NuScale Power

Aleshia Duncan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation
US Department of Energy

Hisashi Inoue
Senior Representative, Representative Office in Washington, DC
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Yasuharu Kimura
Associate Executive Officer and General Manager, Nuclear Energy Department, Energy Solutions
JGC Corporation

Moderated by

Ted Jones
Senior Director for National Security and International Programs
Nuclear Energy Institute

Panel Discussion 3: Nuclear innovation in the US and Japan

Robert Braun
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
ARC Energy

Adam DeMella
Global Government Affairs Leader
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Masanori Ijichi
General Manager, Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Energy Business Unit
IHI Corporation

Jeffrey Navin
Director of External Relations

Daniel Leistikow
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Centrus Energy Corporation

Amy Roma
Partner and Global Energy Practice Leader
Hogan Lovells

Moderated by

Carol Berrigan
Executive Director, Federal Programs and Supplier Relationships
Nuclear Energy Institute

Closing remarks by

Itaru Kikuoka
Deputy Director for Nuclear Energy Systems Department
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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