Major Japanese Coal Buyers Set to Meet International Coal Producers at the Coaltrans East Asia Networking Forum

  Major Japanese Coal Buyers Set to Meet International Coal Producers at the
                     Coaltrans East Asia Networking Forum

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, July 25, 2013

LONDON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  *What are Japan and South Korea's coal demands?
  *What is the outlook for further development of coal fired power plants in
    the near future?
  *Where are the real business opportunities?

Above are just some of the questions that will be posed at the inaugural
Coaltrans East Asia Networking Forum in Tokyo on 25 - 26 September 2013.

Currently just two of Japan's fifty nuclear reactors are in operation.
However, in light of the new safety regulations that were introduced earlier
this month, it is possible that at least twelve more reactors are likely to be
restarted in the near future. "Coal fired power plants are currently running
at maximum capacity to provide the base load for Japan. The restarting of a
number of nuclear reactors raises the question of how the country expects to
meet its power demand requirements moving forward," said Louisa Pratt,
Conference Manager, Coaltrans Conferences Ltd.

Keynote presentations from Akira Yasui, Director, Coal Division, Agency for
Natural Resources and Energy at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry,
Government of Japan and Kentaro Doi, Director of Low-Carbon Society Promotion
Office at the Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment,
Government of Japan on the morning of Day One will deliver an overview of the
Government's current energy policy and how they intend to develop it moving
forward.

Recent confirmation of participation from the following thermal and
metallurgical coal buyers, Chubu Electric Power Co., Ltd, Hokkaido Electric
Power Company, Hokuriku Electric Power Company, Hyundai Steel, J-Power, Kansai
Electric Power Company, Kobe Steel, Ltd, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metals and
Nisshin Steel Corporation, will join the producers and traders with the key
decision makers shaping the quantities and qualities of coal imported into
Japan and Korea.

For more information please visit http://www.coaltrans.com/eastasia . 

Coaltrans Conferences organises large-scale international coal conferences,
which attract delegates from all over the world. It also runs focused regional
events, exhibitions, field trips and training courses. It has a reputation for
employing the highest organisational standards. In 2013, Coaltrans is running
events in Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia,
Japan, Mongolia, Mozambique, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, UK,
Ukraine and USA. For more information please visit http://www.coaltrans.com .

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