Shizuoka Prefecture: Japan’s Rising Star

       A fascinating discussion with a most unusual Japanese political leader, Dr. Heita Kawakatsu, Govenor of the Shizuoka Prefecture and the home of Mt. Fuji. In terms of disaster preparation and training, Shizuoka Prefecture is now on the cutting edge for the Region.

This in-depth conversation includes discussion about Shizuoka’s renewable energy policy in the wake of the closure of its own nuclear plants, its remarkable initiative facilitating U.S. Japan disaster cooperation, and its clean energy strategy with the State of  Hawaii and Hawaii’s clean energy industry.

 

Hosted for Hawaii statewide television by international business lawyer David Day, Govenor Kawakatsu also addresses shifting public opinion in Shizuoka regarding public attitudes towards the U.S. military and Marine Corps in particular.  As the home of Japan’s icon, Mt. Fuji, Govenor Kawakatsu speaks about the cultural significance of Mt. Fuji and its upcoming designation as a World Cultural Heritage site.

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