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
Why Japan Might Not Abandon Nuclear Power
By Maxime Polleri
10 years after Fukushima, nuclear power is still considered a key factor in issues surrounding energy security, global warming, technological expertise, and international security.
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 16, 2021
Are Japan and South Korea Serious About Ending Coal Financing in Southeast Asia?
By James Guild
A pledge to curtail financing for coal projects has come amid a rash of new coal-fired power plant investments.
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.
October 27, 2020
Prime Minister Suga Says Japan to Go Carbon-Free by 2050
By Associated Press
Japan's new leader has portrayed the coming shift to green energy as an opportunity rather than a burden.
August 07, 2019
Japan in the Russian Arctic
By Francesco Sassi
Japan's involvement in Russian LNG projects in the Arctic is a political gamble. Will it pay off?
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.
July 28, 2018
Is Japan Finally Turning Away From Coal?
By Marie Tanao
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and Nippon Life start the race to move beyond coal in Asia.
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.
February 28, 2018
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
By Daniel Hurst
The foreign minister's advisory panel on climate change is a wake-up call for Japan.