Yasuji Sekine
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo

Electrical engineering played a key role in the expansion of Japan's power supply infrastructure in the high economic growth period, and has brought more convenience and comfort into our lives. Today, the high quality of the electricity supply and the variety of available electric appliances are taken for granted, yet electrical engineering continues to play a vital role. We are now facing a range of energy-related issues that include global warming, the introduction of renewable energy, and the realization of a low-carbon society. Electrical engineering is a fundamental discipline that is indispensable in solving such difficult problems, and the importance of this discipline won't change in the future.

Japan Power Academy started activities in April 2008 to promote electrical engineering. Embracing a broad perspective over all industries that rely on electrical engineering, Japan Power Academy seeks to implement corresponding programs effectively for both research and education, and fosters industry-academia partnerships throughout Japan.

Japan Power Academy greatly appreciates the active support of all its stakeholders.

Purpose of Foundation

Pioneering a New Stage of Electrical Engineering through Industry-Academia Partnerships

The faculties of electrical engineering at universities and technical colleges play an important role in supporting Japanese industries, notably including the electric power and electrical industries, through both research and education.

Electrical engineering* is indispensable for solving many of the problems we face today which include global warming and energy-related issues of growing complexity. It is thus essential to maintain and enlarge the faculties of electrical engineering at educational institutions, since these are centers for basic research and education and the source of technological innovation in electrical engineering.

Pursuing a vision of industry-academia partnerships, Japan Power Academy supports research and education in electrical engineering across Japan, organizes public relations activities to foster public awareness of the attractions and importance of this discipline, and contributes to the evolution of electrical engineering.

*Scope of electrical engineering:
Japan Power Academy’s support centers on power systems, high voltage, insulation, electrical machinery and electrical applications,but includes related fields of growing interest including energy, the environment, IT applications, new energy and distributed generation, thus addressing a wide range of technologies and research themes.