Cleantech Investment Manager Shimpei Yamashita of Sumitomo Corporation talks about Cleantech Economy Japan and Fukushima on Ecosummit TV

Shimpei Yamashita, Cleantech Investment Manager at Sumitomo Corporation, flew from Tokyo via London to Berlin to give an elaborate speech about the Cleantech Economy in Japan at Ecosummit 2011 (ECO11) on 25 March. This is our first long Youtube HD video on Ecosummit TV. Shimpei explains the status quo and future of the Japanese Cleantech Economy and the lack of smart green VC-backed startups in Japan.

He shares his personal assessment of the effects of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in Fukushima for the Japanese energy system. You are all invited to help Japan rebuild its economy and create new smart green cities in the destroyed area. Please share your ideas for Japan in our Facebook comment system at the bottom of the article. Shimpei also answers questions from Susanne Harrer, VC Magazin, and Joerg Fabri, Allocate.

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