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US Climate Envoy in Japan to Push Efforts to Cut Emissions
August 31, 2021

US Climate Envoy in Japan to Push Efforts to Cut Emissions

By Mari Yamaguchi
John Kerry is in Japan to press Tokyo for more aggressive action on emissions.

The World Can’t Fight Climate Change Without East Asia on Board
April 23, 2021

The World Can’t Fight Climate Change Without East Asia on Board

By Daul Jang
More global efforts are needed from China, Japan, and South Korea to keep temperature increases below 1.5 degree Celsius. 
How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?
November 17, 2020

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?

By Thisanka Siripala
Decarbonization usually means boosting renewable energy, but Japan is also looking to push nuclear energy.

Will the Suga Administration Step Up Japan’s Climate Change Leadership?
October 06, 2020

Will the Suga Administration Step Up Japan’s Climate Change Leadership?

By Thisanka Siripala
Without specific decarbonization measures, Japan’s commitment to a post-COVID green recovery remains unclear under the Suga administration.

Japan Promotes ‘Clean’ Coal in the Battle Against Climate Change
July 08, 2020

Japan Promotes ‘Clean’ Coal in the Battle Against Climate Change

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s coal consumption is on the rise even as Europe plans a shift away from coal power. 

Does Japan Have a Global Environmental Strategy?
November 06, 2019

Does Japan Have a Global Environmental Strategy?

By Elliot Silverberg and Elizabeth Smith
As the world’s attention turns increasingly to climate change, Japan is in prime position to lead.

Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
July 01, 2019

Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?

By Daniel Hurst
Evaluating PM Abe’s sideline diplomacy and Japan’s pursuit of previously stated goals.
Urban Leaders Gather in Tokyo to Urge Climate Action
May 25, 2019

Urban Leaders Gather in Tokyo to Urge Climate Action

By Daniel Hurst
30 mayors and governors from around the world asked Prime Minister Abe to prioritize climate change at the June G-20 summit.

Does Japan's New Climate Change Strategy Go Far Enough?
April 16, 2019

Does Japan's New Climate Change Strategy Go Far Enough?

By Daniel Hurst
Japan wants to be a leader on climate change, but environmental activists have doubts about the latest strategy.

Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change
February 15, 2019

Japan’s Opportunity to Take a Leadership Role on Climate Change

By Phyllis Genther Yoshida
Tokyo has a window of opportunity to lead on climate change at the G-20.

Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?
October 05, 2018

Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?

By Daniel Hurst
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe certainly thinks so.
Abe’s Coal Addiction
October 03, 2018

Abe’s Coal Addiction

By Hisayo Takada
Abe’s addiction to coal prove his empty words on climate change action.

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