Andrea Ninomiya

Andrea
Ninomiya

Senior Associate

Andrea is a Senior Associate at Global Counsel. In previous roles, she has worked on nuclear energy regulatory issues at the Japanese National Diet and geopolitical issues and climate change at Chatham House. Her policy experience also comes from time spent working in the Japanese House of Representatives and for the British-Japanese Parliamentary Group in the UK. She has worked on policy research projects relating to security and economic issues in Asia in partnership with Harvard University, as well as supporting Track II diplomacy between Washington DC and Tokyo.

At Global Counsel, Andrea is part of our energy practice, supporting clients in dealing with issues including energy and climate change policy.

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Articles by Andrea Ninomiya on the GC Blog and GC analysis

Disappearing over the Horizon

Author: 
Ninomiya
11 Jan 2019
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Region: 
Multilateral

During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the UK yesterday, he and Theresa May were asked about the fate of Hitachi’s Horizon nuclear plant at Wylfa in Wales. Abe’s response, that they did not discuss it, did nothing to reduce anxiety about the multi-billion-pound project. Overnight, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Hitachi has decided to freeze the project. In response, Hitachi’s share price rose by 6%. Despite Hitachi’s denials, the project appears to be on the brink of collapsing, with neither the Japanese nor the British able to find a combination of investors and government support to finance the costs.

Europe in the Global Economy

Authors: 
Capparelli
Ninomiya
Smotrov
Terry
Thomas
White
12 Jul 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone
UK
Russia & CIS
Multilateral

A distinctive feature of President Juncker’s “political” European Commission was a single set of collective top-down priorities, rather than a stitching together of the agendas of individual commissioners. In 2014, this meant a focus on economic reforms to restore growth lost during the 2008 financial crisis: a digital single market, a capital markets union and an investment plan for Europe. Events inevitably challenged this strategy — an unprecedented refugee crisis, Brexit, the emergence of new security threats — but it proved more resilient than many expected at the outset of the “last chance” Commission.

UK and Japan: Splitting the nuclear bill?

Author: 
Ninomiya
11 May 2018
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Regions: 
UK
Asia

Last week, UK prime minister, Theresa May, met with the CEO of Hitachi, Hiroaki Nakanishi, to discuss how to finance the new Horizon nuclear plant at Wylfa in Anglesey. The meeting went under the radar at the time, but what has become clear is that Hitachi and Japan are confronting the UK with a political and policy dilemma.