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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 05, 2018
Can Japan Be a Climate Change Leader?
By Daniel Hurst
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe certainly thinks so.
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.
March 08, 2017
Interview With Japan's Arctic Ambassador
By Joseph Hammond
Kazuko Shiraishi on Japan's approach to the Arctic region.
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.