Tokyo, 25 October 2022 (TDI): Energy and policy leaders from the United States (US) and Japan met on Monday in Tokyo, Japan for the Alaska LNG summit.

US Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel hosted the Alaska LNG Summit to discuss Alaska LNG as Japan’s energy future.

Apart from Ambassador Emanuel, other representatives from the US joined the Alaska LNG summit including the Senator of Alaska, Dan Sullivan, the Governor of Alaska, Mike Dunleavy, and senior officials from the US State Department.

Senior Advisor for Energy Security, Amos Hochstein also attended the event. Likewise, representatives from Japan included officials from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI).

Along with that, representatives from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and the Japan Oil, Gas, and Metals National Cooperation (JOGMEC).

Industry leaders from both countries discussed Japan’s energy future and how Alaskan LNG can be a stable, sustainable, and affordable energy source for Japan.

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Summit attendees talked about how to advance the Alaska LNG project to commercialize abundant North Slope natural gas for Alaskans and export to Japan.

Ambassador Rahm Emanuel said that energy security plays a vital role in the country’s geo-economics and geopolitical positioning.

Japan’s energy needs in the future will be fulfilled by its Allies more reliably rather than with adversaries, Ambassador, Rahm Emanuel said.

He reiterated continued collaboration and cooperation between both countries to achieve shared goals and to construct a better energy future for the people of Japan and the US.

The Governor of Alaska said this gathering of energy and policy leaders from the USA and Japan shows the credibility of Alaska LNG and its potential to provide Japan multigenerational supply of reliable clean energy.

Moreover, he emphasized Alaska’s LNG’s capacity to fulfill national energy security and clean climate goals for both countries.

Governor Mike Dunleavy stressed the importance of energy dialogues and the Alaska LNG Summit to develop private solid partnerships and operate Alaska LNG successfully.

Mike Dunleavy also thanked Ambassador Emanuel for hosting the Alaska LNG Summit and his vigorous advocacy toward a better energy future for the people of Alaska and Japan.