Dylan Tanner, Executive Director and Co-Founder of InfluenceMap

11:00-12:00 Friday, July 29, 2022
(The speech and Q & A will be in English.)

Climate Change and Lobbying of Japan Inc.: Between promise and reality

The British think-tank InfluenceMap is not afraid to take on big corporate names. Last year, the group, which tracks corporate lobbying, listed Toyota as the third-worst company for lobbying against climate policies after oil companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron. This year, InfluenceMap doubled down, ranking Toyota the worst car company when it comes to the international transit towards electric vehicles. But the car manufacturer is merely part of a larger story in which East Asia seem to lag behind.

Dylan Tanner, Executive Director and Co-Founder of InfluenceMap, will explain why corporate lobbying matters, why more institutional investors care about what companies say behind closed doors, and what role industry associations play – especially in Japan, his country of expertise. Tanner grew up in Japan. Prior to founding InfluenceMap in 2015, he established the environmental consultancy group ERM Japan in Tokyo, which was involved environmental audits, land remediation, corporate sustainability, and climate strategies. Please join us to learn more about the realities of corporate lobbying in Japan and abroad.

How to attend:
Please register at with your name, the name of your media outlet, and FCCJ membership number. Due to space restrictions attendance will be limited. Doors open 15 minutes before the event. Please sign in, giving your name and contact details at the reception, and have your temperature taken before proceeding.

How to watch online:  
Livestreaming of the press events will be available and video of this event will be uploaded to our FCCJ YouTube channel.

How to ask questions
Members watching the event online can submit questions for the speakers in advance using this submission form.

TV crew: Please make a reservation at Doors open for TV crews only at 30 minutes before the event.

Professional Activities Committee