Yotaro Akamine is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2007-08. Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he has been with the Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc. (TEPCO) since 1998. He has planned bulk power systems and coordinated plans of electrical power plants. He also estimated CO2 emissions concerning electrical power plants. Following this, he belonged to the Technology Management Group, General Training Center of TEPCO. Yotaro Akamine received his BS, MS and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University.