Early 2013, the then Deputy Commissioner and Counsellor of the Japanese Embassy in Jamaica, Hiromoto Oyama, asked me if I’d be interested in giving a short series of lectures in Kingston, Jamaica to help share what Japan was learning about disaster-resilient smart energy systems as it rebuilt after the 2011 tsunami and earthquake.
We developed a Smart Energy Island lecture – Oyama-san presenting the official side of the story, while I provided the human and technical side of the story.
February 2014, I visited Kingston. The trip was really productive – and a lot of fun. Thanks so much to Oyama-san and the Japan Foundation of New York for funding this project.
Here’s is some of the press we got in the local newspaper.