ABOUT THE EVENT
We’re thrilled to bring you yet another superb edition of ATMOsphere Japan during the month of super February – it will be THE time to be in Tokyo!
The 2020 edition of the conference discuss and analyze the status of the market for natural refrigerants-based technologies and opportunities in the fast-growing market of Japan where competition is increasing.
Key discussion points in this year’s conference will include:
Policy and Regulatory developments
Rapidly evolving market dynamics
Conference programme will include:
February 2020 is THE time to be in Tokyo with other important industry events happening such as:
Conference attendees will include end users, policy makers, manufacturers, researchers, academia, NGOs, associations, media, consultants and other relevant key industry experts & thought leaders!
MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2020
General Manager, Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd
Makoto Ehara has engaged heat engineering at different industries such as Cold Storage, Fishing Vessel and Food Process since he joined Mayekawa in 1987.
He recently involves newly energy management as an expert and promotes heat pump technology as energy saving and environmental issue requested by Food Process Industry.
Asset Management Manager, Metro Cash & Carry Japan
Specialties : Store facility construction and management, Energy management,Security and Operational monitoring, with 30 year experience in Retail.
President, Nihon Netsugen Systems
Mr. Harada is the president of Nihon Netsugen Systems; manufacturer of chillers and heat pump systems partnering with GEA Refrigeration Technology in Germany. Mr. Harada takes leadership in introducing European CO2 supermarket cooling systems to Japan. In addition, Nihon Netsugen Systems manufactures natural refrigerant products like ammonia and propane chiller systems.
Mr. Harada holds Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keio University, and Master of Arts in Economics from New York University. Prior to his current carrier, he worked as a journalist for the political division of NHK – Public TV Japan.
Director of the Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
Mr. KURAYA has been in charge of global environmental issues, waste management and water & air environmental management at the Japanese Ministry of the Environment (, also at MHLW and MLIT). He holds the position of the Director of the Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy at the Climate Change Policy Division in the Global Environment Bureau.
2014 Director for management of Climate Change Office, Environmental Policy Division, Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
2016 Professor, Public Policy School, Hokkaido University
2019 Director of the Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
President, Yoshio Ice Manufacturing Refrigeration
Shigekatsu KoganemaruPresident of Yoshio Ice Manufacturing and Refrigeration One of board membersof Japan Association of Refrigerated Warehouses; he lectures at technicalseminars of the association for cold warehouses owners or engineers.
Executive Director, Japan Association of Refrigerated Warehouses
General Manager of Logistics Group, Kokubu Group
AKIO MOTOHASHI participated in various projects such as “Logistics strategy formulationproject“, “Expansion of Logistics Business“, “Reconstruction of distribution bases“, “Improvement of physical distribution quality”.
AKIO MOTOHASHI is promoting realization of logistics measures by making full use of his knowledge, experience, and personal connections.
AKIO MOTOHASHI also promotes the use of natural refrigerants from the viewpoint of environmental conservation.
General Manager of Refrigeration System, Cold Chain Business Division, Appliances Company, Panasonic
1986 Joined the Company (Matsushita Refrigeration Company, Japan)
1996 Panasonic Compressor Division
2008 Managing Director / Panasonic Appliances Foundry Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Managing Officer / Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
2012 Managing Director / Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore Pte. Ltd.
2015 General Manager / Corporate Planning Group, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Devices Business Division, Appliances Company
2017 General Manager / Refrigeration System Department, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Devices Business Division, Appliances Company
2018 General Manager / Refrigeration System, Cold Chain Business Division, Appliances Company
Food Market Division, Mayekawa
Hinako Sato has engaged heat engineering at food process since she joined Mayekawa in 2016.
Currently, she is promoting the use of natural refrigerants the freeze-dried food process.
She likes traveling and takes a deep interest in environmental issues from the traveling experiences.
General Manager of FTE Academy, Food Techno Engineering Co., Ltd., Food Techno Engineering
April 2001. Joined Food techno Engineering Co.,Ltd, April 2001.
January 2017. FTE Academy.
November 2018. General Manager of FTE Academy
Food Techno Engineering Co., Ltd. was founded on August 2, 1999. Considering the quality and safety of foods as a top priority, engineering that realizes with high technical capacity is continued business by many customers.
FTE Academy with the concept of global environment and energy, was opened in January 2017.we are working on the development of CO2 refrigerator which is natural refrigerant. For the future of cold energy technology, we will continue to develop new technologies.
Sales Manager, CAREL Japan
After spending 18 years at Cabot Corporation and 19 years at Emerson Japan, both in sales within the country, Tadao Sekiguchi now works at CAREL Japan as a Sales Manager, focusing on electronic expansion valves.
CSR Dept., Aeon Co., Ltd.
Joined JUSCO Co., Ltd. (Currently, Aeon Co., Ltd.) in 2000.
Accumulated significant experiences through Corporate Secretarial, Business Alliance, and Start-up New Business in the Aeon Group HQ before assigned to work in the Ministry of the Environment (MOE).
After coming back from MOE, currently have a responsible role of formulating and pursuing the mid-and-long term Environmental Strategies of the Aeon Group including “Aeon Decarbonization Vision 2050”.
General Human Resources Office, General Affairs Department Facility Manager , Tokyu Department Store
Cold Chain Business Division Director, Appliance Company , Panasonic
1991 Apr Joined “ Panasonic Corporation “ ( as “ Matsushita Electric Works “ )
2005 Apr R & D Planning Dept – R & D Management planning Dept . Manager
2010 Oct Energy system business promotion Center – Center Manager
2014Mar Corporate Strategy Div. Business Creatio Project Planning team leader
2016 Apr Appliance Company Company Strategy Div. Food Distribution Business Development Center – General Manager
2018Apr Appliance Company Cold Chain Business Division General manager – Domestic Area2019 Apr Appliance Company – Cold Chain Business Division Division Director
Architect, Energy Management, Lawson
Mr. Uto is in charge of the Store Development Division within Lawson, a Japanese leader in CO2 transcritical refrigeration systems installed in convenience stores (CVS). Mr. Uto’s role encompasses the construction planning and promotion of Lawson’s stores featuring the latest environmental technologies. Besides a specialty in CO2 refrigeration systems, Mr. Uto also carries out other energy saving measures in Japan and overseas.
Executive Officer General Manager, Brand Development Office, Sales Division, AP Company
Responsible for the retail and restaurant business as a brand manager at Hirata Bokujyo, a large company in the livestock industry
Joined AP Company after the Great East Japan Earthquake with the mission of “creating fisheries from izakaya”, he is contributing to society through restaurants.
Satoshi joined the Company SANYO Electric Co. in 1998 as an Experienced Engineering of Condensing Units. In 2009, he worked at Dalian Sanyo Compressor (China) as an Engineering Manager / Development Department. In 2014, started working at Panasonic Appliance Compressor Dalian (China) as an Engineering Manager / Development Department. In 2016 he worked as Chief Engineer / Refrigeration System Development Department, Refrigeration And Air-Conditioning Devices Business Division, Appliances Company of Panasonic. In 2017 he became Manager / Refrigeration System Development Department, Cold-Chain Business Division, Appliances Company of Panasonic. In 2018 he started as Manager / Products Engineering Department, Cold-Chain Business Division, Appliances Company of Panasonic.