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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.

Why Japan Might Not Abandon Nuclear Power
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.
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.

Are Japan and South Korea Serious About Ending Coal Financing in Southeast Asia?
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.

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.

Prime Minister Suga Says Japan to Go Carbon-Free by 2050
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.
Japan in the Russian Arctic
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?

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.

Is Japan Finally Turning Away From Coal?
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.

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.
Why Japan Is Rethinking Its Energy Diplomacy
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.

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