Seminar on Clean Energy in Sacramento

Osaka Vice Governor Yamaguchi, Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis, and Consul General Noguchi in discussion
On Wednesday, February 15, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco hosted a seminar on clean energy in Sacramento. Participants in the event and reception included Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis; State Senator Scott Wiener, State Assemblymembers Tasha Boerner-Horvath, Wendy Carrillo, Josh Lowenthal, Luz Rivas, and Avelino Valencia; Osaka Vice Governor Nobuhiko Yamaguchi, representing the Sister State relationship with California; and members of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC), the Japan Society of Northern California (JSNC), the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Daikin Open Innovation Lab Silicon Valley (DSV), and Iwatani Corporation of America (ICA).

Following opening remarks by Consul General Noguchi, Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis introduced California's clean energy initiatives and the upcoming California Japan Clean Energy trade Mission in March, and Mr. from DSV and Mr. Cappello from ICA gave presentations on their clean energy initiatives in California.

In March of 2022, the Government of Japan and the State of California signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on climate change countermeasures including promoting clean energy, and this seminar and the upcoming trade mission will further strengthen cooperation in this area.
Japanese cuisine for participant networking prepared by AKARI Japanese Bistro
Sake tasting during participant networking, presented by Gekkeikan Sake (USA)

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