Energy Secretary Chu Visits Japan, Emphasizes Clean Energy

Nov. 22 - Visiting Japan Nov. 17-19 to discuss opportunities for partnership in clean energy, Energy Secretary Steven Chu met with senior Japanese government officials and then toured the Advanced Technology Center at Nissan on Nov. 18. That evening, Secretary Chu and Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Minister Akihiro Ohata signed a Joint Statement on Technological Cooperation on Clean Energy. On Nov. 19, the Secretary toured lab facilities at the University of Tokyo and gave a speech to students and faculty. Following the speech, he attended a lunch for Japanese Nobel Laureates hosted by the university. [Secretary Chu's blog]