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Can Japan Be Both Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free?
April 07, 2021

Can Japan Be Both Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan can – and should – pursue an energy mix that is both carbon-neutral and avoids reliance on nuclear energy.

Japan’s Road to Renewables Post-Fukushima
March 11, 2021

Japan’s Road to Renewables Post-Fukushima

By Titli Basu
The nuclear accident also marked a defining moment in Japan’s energy debate.
The Challenges and Opportunities of Japan-Russia Economic Relations
February 20, 2021

The Challenges and Opportunities of Japan-Russia Economic Relations

By Zhuoran Li
On paper, Japan and Russia have complementary economies. In reality, trade and investment ties have been hard to forge.

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.

Nuclear Power and Japan’s 2050 Climate Pledge
November 05, 2020

Nuclear Power and Japan’s 2050 Climate Pledge

By Tom Corben
Japan’s latest carbon-neutrality pledge puts the spotlight on the challenges facing the country’s nuclear power industry.

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. 

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia
December 23, 2019

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo has ambitions to become a hydrogen fueled society by 2050 and Australia is a key aspect of achieving that goal.
Rethinking Japan’s Energy Security 8 Years After Fukushima
March 21, 2019

Rethinking Japan’s Energy Security 8 Years After Fukushima

By Xie Zhihai
To increase energy self-sufficiency after the 2011 nuclear disaster, renewables are Japan’s only option.

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.

Plotting Japan's Energy Future
July 12, 2018

Plotting Japan's Energy Future

By Peter Bungate
Japan confirms role of renewables and nuclear as the 5th Strategic Energy Plan is approved by the Japanese Cabinet.

Interview With Japan's Arctic Ambassador
March 08, 2017

Interview With Japan's Arctic Ambassador

By Joseph Hammond
Kazuko Shiraishi on Japan's approach to the Arctic region.
The Future of Japanese Energy
October 22, 2014

The Future of Japanese Energy

By Clint Richards
Tokyo hopes to make cheaper LNG and renewables the basis of its energy supply.

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