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Trilateral EU-Japan-U.S. Conference on Critical Materials

March 26, 2012

On March 28, 2012, a Trilateral Conference on Critical Materials will be jointly organized by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the European Commission, and the U.S. Department of Energy.  This event follows the first trilateral conference held in October in Washington DC, U.S.A. Government officials, material scientists, and executives from related industries will gather to discuss the national strategies on R&D and supply chain management from mining to recycling.

Critical materials, including rare earth elements, are essential for producing several key components in high technology devices that support our daily life. This conference brings together three economies that are the world leaders in science and technology to explore possibilities for technological solutions to current challenges in the critical materials market.

This conference is supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Japan.

EU-Japan-US Workshop on Critical Materials

Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary, Department of Energy
Mr. Yukio Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Mr. Reinhard Bütikofer, Member, European Parliament
Mr. Hans Dietmar Schweistgut, EU Ambassador to Japan
EU-Japan-U.S. Workshop on Critical Materials
Gakushi- Kaikan
3-28 Kanda-Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
March 28, 2012
9:00 AM - 4:10 PM