Minako plays a vital role in the rise of
Japan’s renewable energy market.
Minako has significant
experience advising international and domestic sponsors and developers on
complex and innovative projects. She was called upon by the Japanese government
in structuring the renewable Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan and prepared the
government’s model contracts for specific contracts (power purchase
contract/interconnection contract), which are a key component of the
Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan.
Backed by her experience in her prior career as a
public prosecutor in Japan, she also serves as a member of the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Supervising Committee for Public Bidding (Tokyo-to
Nyusatsu Kanshi Iinkai) which advocates public rights to the fairness and
adequacy of the public bidding procedures of the government. Minako practiced
at Orrick's New York office in 2004-2005.