Managing Director, in charge of Energy Data and Modelling Center(EDMC)

Fields of Study:Econometric modelling, energy demand analyses, energy statistics, energy-environment policy studies, energy efficiency policies


  International Christian University (BA)
  Tsukuba University Graduate School (MA in Economics)
October 1985 Join EDMC, IEEJ (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
June 2020 Managing Director, IEEJ

Major Research Papers, Publications, Research Projects

  As a Board Member for the Institute, her responsibility includes international publicity activities and development of bilateral programs in Middle East area. She is currently running several programs with GCC countries. She has served as a member of various government councils and committees in the fields of energy, science, and technologies. As a member of variety of government working groups on energy efficiency policies, she contributes to the policy making process such as a top runner program on building materials and inclusion of energy efficiency as compulsory factor to building codes. On the science and technologies field, she has been serving as a jury for national fund on international programs to address climate change for over ten years.

  Yamashita is also the Director in Charge of the Energy Data and Modelling Center, where she is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analyses on energy policy issues. In the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident, her team’s analyses and recommendations contributed greatly to the electricity‐saving campaign and continue to contribute to the debate regarding a national energy mix for Japan.

  Yamashita has led miscellaneous international and regional programs in the area of energy cooperation through the International Energy Agency, Asia‐Pacific Economic Cooperation, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, and International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation. She served as a member of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Selection committee (UAE). She served as a President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) in 2020 and serves as an Executive Vice President for 2021.

Activity on Committee etc.

2021 Executive Vice President, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)