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Daisuke Akimoto

Daisuke Akimoto, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at Tokyo University of Information Sciences. 

He is the author of “Japan as a Global Pacifist State” (Peter Lang, 2013), “The Abe Doctrine” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), “Japan’s Nuclear Identity and Its Implications for Nuclear Abolition” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), “Japanese Prime Ministers and Their Peace Philosophy” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), and “Japan and Global Health” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2024). His publications are available here.
Posts by Daisuke Akimoto
February 21, 2024

Japan Bets on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

By Daisuke Akimoto
CCS has stoked controversy elsewhere, but Japan is doubling down on the technology as a path to clean hydrogen and, eventually, net-zero emissions.

September 28, 2023

Japan’s Hydrogen Rush in Australia

By Daisuke Akimoto
Hydrogen resources in Australia are indispensable for Japan’s decarbonization strategy, and Japanese businesses are racing to enter the market.
September 01, 2023

The Japanese Companies Pursuing a Hydrogen Economy

By Daisuke Akimoto
As the government moves to put its updated hydrogen strategy into practice, more and more Japanese companies are entering the industry.

July 07, 2023

A Look at Japan’s Latest Hydrogen Strategy

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Kishida administration last month announced its new hydrogen strategy, a key thrust in efforts to achieve decarbonization, a stable energy supply and economic growth.

January 21, 2023

Doubling the Defense Budget Won’t be Easy for Japan

By Daisuke Akimoto and Purnendra Jain
Kishida’s judgment on how to fund the defense budget increase will be a critical factor in his survival as prime minister.

January 04, 2023

Japan Looks to Promote a Hydrogen Society

By Daisuke Akimoto
Prime Minister Kishida Fumio's government plans to enact new laws to support the creation of a hydrogen supply chain.
November 29, 2022

Japan, Quad 3.0, and the Thucydides Trap in the Indo-Pacific

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Thucydides trap cannot be overlooked in considering Japan’s national security strategy in conjunction with the Quad as well as the Japan-U.S. alliance.

November 22, 2022

Japan’s Historic Yen Depreciation

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan is concerned about the weak yen, but its policy options for responding are limited as a global recession looms.

October 25, 2022

What’s New in Australia and Japan’s Updated Joint Declaration of Security Cooperation?

By David Walton and Daisuke Akimoto
The document is a testament to the closer bilateral security relationship that has developed since the original declaration in 2007.

October 05, 2022

‘Condolence Diplomacy’ and Australia-Japan Relations

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Australia-Japan “special strategic partnership” was once again on display during former Prime Minister Abe’s funeral.

September 19, 2022

How Will Tokyo’s Solar Panel Mandate Handle Allegations of Forced Labor in China?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Tokyo’s metropolitan government is requiring new construction to use solar panels, but the industry’s reliance on parts from Xinjiang poses a thorny moral dilemma.
July 12, 2022

Abe Shinzo: Australia Has Lost Its ‘Best Friend’ in Asia

By David Walton and Daisuke Akimoto
Abe was the first Japanese prime minister to place a priority on ties with Canberra.

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