Public policy expert Dr Noriko Endo joins NLA

NLA announces the appointment of Dr Noriko Endo as NLA’s “Knowledge Contributor”.

Profile of Dr Noriko Endo

Noriko Endo is an expert in public policy, specializing in energy and environment policy. She is currently Project Professor at Keio University. She advises major Japanese corporations and public entities on cross-border strategies concerning energy, the environment, and economic issues. At Keio University, Endo currently lectures on environment and energy theory.

The Japanese government appointed her as a member of the Industrial Structure Council in July 2013, Fiscal System Council in March 2014, Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy in May 2014, and Special Committee on New Clear Compensation Scheme in April 2015. The University of Tokyo and Waseda University invited her as visiting researcher in September 2013 and in April 2015.

She draws on her experience as a journalist with a career spanning nearly 20 years, and she served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Diamond Weekly (2006-2011). Prior to joining The Diamond Weekly she worked for Kinzai, an affiliated research body of Japan’s Ministry of Finance where she gained first-hand experience in understanding government policy.

Endo obtained her Ph. D. in Energy Science at Kyoto University. Her doctoral thesis, which proposes innovative approaches to disaster risk management after Fukushima entitled ā€œThe Study of Japan’s Nuclear Damage Compensation Schemeā€ was published on September 27th by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers. It was awarded the 34th Energy Forum Grand Prize. She was the recipient of the Osaragi Jiro Prize for Scholarly Writing, and is a prominent critic in Japan.