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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.

Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem
September 18, 2014

Three Approaches to Japan’s Energy Problem

By Clint Richards
New technologies are available, but have yet to gain popular acceptance.

Interview: Japan’s Post-Nuclear Future
September 18, 2014

Interview: Japan’s Post-Nuclear Future

By Clint Richards
The Wall Street Journal’s Mari Iwata speaks about the future of Japan’s energy industry.
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