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Webinar: Updates on Japan’s EV Market


June 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



US Commercial Service Webinar

Webinar:  Updates on Japan’s EV Market

U.S. Commercial Service Japan is organizing a free webinar to introduce new developments in Japan’s automotive EV field to U.S. exporters. This will include an introduction to the market as well as market updates for more experienced companies looking for guidance as to how Japan’s automotive market will rebound from the current economic conditions. Learn today and expand your global footprint!

When:  June 25, 2020 7pm EST
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams (Detailed instructions will be sent to registrants a week before the webinar)
Fee: Free, registration required by June 23, 5pm EST
Theme: Overview of key trends and opportunities in Japan’s electric vehicle (EV) industry including EV specific regulations comparison between U.S. and Japan.


Mr. Makoto Dave Yoshida, Secretary General at CHAdeMO (EV charging system industry association)
CHAdeMO Association is the non-profitable organization which aims to achieve the following objectives: To establish intrinsic technological standards of the electric vehicle charging and feeding infrastructure and to make such standards widely disseminated as standard technology; to contribute to enhancing electric vehicle users’ convenience by technological analysis of the charging and feeding infrastructure.

Mr. Maki Fujima, Business Development Director, Automotive Div. at UL Japan.
UL helps create a better world by applying science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. We empower trust by enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. All of our work, from independent research and standards development, to testing and certification, to providing analytical and digital solutions, helps improve global well-being. Businesses, industries, governments, regulatory authorities and the public put their trust in us so they can make smarter decisions.

Mr. Jeff Allen, Executive Director at Forth
Forth is a nonprofit trade association and advocate whose mission is to accelerate the use of smart transportation to move people and goods in a more efficient and cleaner way. Forth’s work is centered around demonstrating new mobility options, accelerating market adoption, strengthening the industry network, and accelerating transportation policy. forthmobility.org

U.S. Commercial Service Speaker
Mr. Yu Ohashi is the U.S. Commercial Service Automotive Specialist based in the U.S. Consulate in Osaka
He is responsible for helping U.S. companies find opportunities to get into the Japanese automotive and advanced technology markets.

Guest Speakers
Audience members will have the option of asking questions during the presentations via the Microsoft Teams chat function as well as during a Q&A session.

Questions, please contact Yu.Ohashi@trade.gov