Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Research project: Impact of Energy and Environmental Policy on U.S. Automobile Industry
Mr. Kasama received his B.S. and M.S. in Astrophysics from University of Tokyo. His most recent position at METI was Deputy Director of the Information Economy Division in the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau. He has also served in the Automobile Division and Aerospace and Defense Industry Division in the Manufacturing Industries Bureau; Policy Planning Division, Business Environment Department in the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency; and Industrial Science and Technology Policy Division in the Technology Policy and Environment Bureau. Mr. Kasama's research at Harvard will examine how U.S. energy and environmental policies are reshaping its automobile industry.