Specialized organization

Specialized organization

Coordinator

Masahito Oguma

Masahito OgumaChief Coordinator

In charge of

Manager of General Overseas Support

Area of speciality

Biomass

Self-introduction

The need for renewable energy has been shown in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, yet challenges remain. However, given the global trend towards green energy, we must overcome these challenges to promote the use of renewable energy in Fukushima and the rest of Japan. With this goal, I aim to connect developed overseas markets with the domestic market in Fukushima and support collaboration between both to bring this indispensable technology here for industrial and domestic use. Equally, it is vital that we strive to develop and popularise renewable energy technology being developed in Fukushima Prefecture in order to further aid the recovery from the Earthquake and to work towards a better, more prosperous future.

Toshiyuki Kobayashi

Toshiyuki KobayashiChief Coordinator

In charge of

Photovoltaic, Wind power, Small hydropower, Promotion for maintenance of wind power facilities and Renewable energy research association

Area of speciality

Semiconductor manufacturing technology and device technology
Quality control and environment management system
Support for manufacturing

Self-introduction

I have worked for a foreign semiconductor company for 31 years. There, I became experienced in processing technology, memory product technology, device technology field, semiconductor manufacturing, production control, quality assurance department and environment facility department. Therefore, I am competent in supporting manufacturing from a professional viewpoint in various fields. By making use of my experience to support manufacturers from a corporate perspective, I am striving to accumulate wind and biomass related companies as well as supporting local companies in terms of both businesses and communications.

Koichiro Yamada

Koichiro YamadaCoordinator

In charge of

Fukushima Renewable Energy Industrial Fair, Domestic trade fairs and Reuse of wastes

Self-introduction

Since April, 2017, I have worked as a director for EnergyAgency.FUKUSHIMA for 3 years, and experienced a variety of things. From April, 2020, I started to manage Fukushima Renewable Energy Industrial Fair and domestic trade fairs. I am determined to help companies based in Fukushima expand their market channels through REIF Fukushima and domestic trade fairs.

Satoshi Fujimoto

Satoshi FujimotoCoordinator

In charge of

Support for new comers to renewable energy, Support for commercialisation, Geothermal, Thermal utilisation and Hydrogen

Self-introduction

In my previous company which is chemical-affiliated, I was mainly involved in microorganism cultures and functional resins. At the planning department, I was responsible for negotiations and reviewing of projects related to collaboration with other companies including overseas companies.
Spread and expansion of renewable energy is becoming more and more important for Japan, yet many challenges remain for its realisation. To this end, I will endeavour to contribute to the formation of the industrial cluster for the expansion of renewable energy use while supporting companies in Fukushima.

Hiroaki Ono

Hiroaki OnoCoordinator

In charge of

Hydrogen, Energy networks, Smart communities and Inter-university collaboration projects

Self-introduction

I previously worked for an electric manufacturer, where I mainly engaged in the R&D of information recording technology and development, designing, commercialisation and maintenance services of automotive and stationary batteries.
Renewable energy is drawing more and more attention nowadays, and relevant news is on air everyday with the resolution of global SDGs and 2050 Carbon Neutral Declaration by the Government of Japan. In Fukushima Prefecture, renewable energy is being introduced under a high bar. To achieve the goal, I will make efforts to foster next generation industry by helping companies enter this industry and promoting business incubation projects.

Tetsuro Katsunuma

Tetsuro KatsunumaCoordinator

In charge of

Support for commercialisation, Renewable energy research association, Reuse of wastes

Area of speciality

Built-in software
Process improvement

Self-introduction

At my previous company which is a device maker, I was mainly engaged in the development of built-in software of products. Also, I got involved in process improvement needed for operations. I have also worked for a Chinese software company for 4 years in China.
For the big and bright future, I will do my best to promote renewable energy which has many challenges during implementation, with people of Fukushima.

Norio Hashimoto

Norio HashimotoCoordinator

In charge of

Public Relations, Overseas Exhibitions and Overseas Collaboration Exchange Programme

Self-introduction

I have been involved in interregional exchanges with overseas academic and industrial collaboration through the holding of meetings, developing incentives, scheduling conventions and arranging exhibitions. (MICE)
In my role, I will endeavour to cooperate with overseas regions and support research and development so that we can contribute to building business ties and cooperation between overseas companies and those in Fukushima Prefecture for the betterment of us all.

Andrew Birch

Andrew BirchCoordinator

In charge of

Public Relations, Wind power, Hydrogen and Overseas advanced technology research and introduction of wind power related fields to Fukushima

Area of speciality

Field research and data analysis, materials science and risk and security planning.

Self-introduction

I have been visiting and living in Fukushima Prefecture for almost 16 years since my first visit in 2005 and feel a strong connection to Fukushima. I have a total of 5 years’ experience in renewable energy technology, having worked in researching everything from wave and wind to energy grid analysis and smart community development on behalf of local governments and companies in the UK. It is my goal to use my experience to help develop existing connections between Fukushima based companies with those in established markets while also helping to foster new ties between the Anglosphere and Fukushima Prefecture.

Satoshi Kusama

Satoshi KusamaCoordinator

In charge of

Reuse of wastes, Photovoltaic

Area of speciality

Process improvement and Photovoltaic (PV)

Self-introduction

At my previous company, I was involved in manufacturing and learned planning & development and production process in the production technology field. Also, I was always committed to process improvement and devoted for the promotion of local production and consumption as well as self-consumption of solar power.
With a changing environment around renewable energy, such as RE100, the introduction of PV is expanding more and more, on the other hand, without doubt we face a challenge that a time of great disposal of solar panels will come due to the end of life.
Looking at the actual situation, I will tackle many challenges to improve and strive for the realisation of making Fukushima a leading region of renewable energy.

Shinobu Otake

Shinobu OtakeCoordinator

In charge of

Support for commercialisation, Biomass, Energy networks, Smart communities
Biomass

Area of speciality

Control technology, Electricity technology and Technology for grid interconnection of renewable energy

Self-introduction

At my previous company, I was responsible for designing switch boards of every kind for power utilities, and building and proposal of interconnected system for renewable energy (PV and wind power, etc.). By making the most of my experiences, I will endeavour to make Fukushima a leading region of renewable energy.

Kazuhiro Kobari

Kazuhiro KobariCoordinator

In charge of

Energy Networks, Smart communities, Rechargeable battery, Wind power and Promotion for maintenance of wind power facilities

Self-introduction

In my previous job at an electrical manufacturer, I was mainly involved in equipment conception, design, introduction, process improvement, and maintenance in the field of production technology.
The government has declared that it will aim to realise a decarbonised society by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. From now on, we must create a world that does not use fossil fuels as a countermeasure against air pollution and global warming.
Together, we will do our best to realize “Fukushima, a pioneering land for renewable energy.”

Hiroe Aoki

Hiroe AokiCoordinator

In charge of

Support for overseas business development ,Reuse of wastes

Self-introduction

I have twenty-seven years of experience in Chiba prefectural government and diligently engaged in industrial promotion projects including attracting foreign investment ,promoting advanced technologies, and supporting SMEs. From 2016 to 2017, I was seconded to Fukushima Prefectural Government for restoration assistance and engaged in projects in the area of renewable energy. As for my overseas experience, I was seconded to JETRO New York office for 1year and studied in the postgraduate course of University of Birmingham, UK.
My challenge is to support Fukushima companies to expand their international business and contribute to realize” Fukushima as a “Frontrunner” in Renewable Energy in Japan”.

Takao Kakizaki

Takao KakizakiFellow

In charge of

Inter-universty collaboration projects
Corporate consulting
Support for new business

Area of speciality

Ph.D. in Engineering, ICT IoT system and service, FEMS, CEMS
Modeling of machinery systems of all kinds
Mechanical engineering and system dynamics
Renewable energy application system
Robotic systems, etc.

Self-introduction

After engaging in departments of R&D, commercialisation and marketing & strategy of ICT products, I worked at a faculty of engineering for 10 years, then joined EA.F. Over the past years, I have been responsible for commercialisation of research on sensor-assisted robotic system, visualisation of FA system with Internet, AR-applied direct work support systems, a project on WEB meetings and remote tools, Research on sustainable machinery systems using renewable energy at the university, and R&D of ground heat systems for projects assigned by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and NEDO.
At EA.F, I have missions such as to give support domestic businesses of local companies, support for technological developments, support for new entries into the energy network business and expansion of smart community projects in the region. Here at EA.F, I will make efforts to provide diligent support to members of our Renewable Energy Research Association.