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Japan Looks to Alaska to Shore up Energy Supplies
June 09, 2022

Japan Looks to Alaska to Shore up Energy Supplies

By Mina Pollmann
The energy-rich U.S. state has attracted increased interest from Japan as Tokyo seeks to reduce imports of Russian oil and gas.

Offshore Wind Power May Be the Key to Japan’s Energy Security
April 06, 2022

Offshore Wind Power May Be the Key to Japan’s Energy Security

By Daisuke Akimoto
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has forced the Japanese government to confront its energy sufficiency woes. Speeding up the development of offshore wind power is one solution.
Japan Needs an Energy Security Strategy for the Taiwan Strait
December 11, 2021

Japan Needs an Energy Security Strategy for the Taiwan Strait

By Dustin Hinkley
It is critical that the National Security Strategy review announced by Prime Minister Kishida include policies to improve Japan’s energy security.

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.

On Iran, Japan Faces a Difficult Decision
August 20, 2019

On Iran, Japan Faces a Difficult Decision

By Mina Pollmann
Tokyo is pulled in several different directions when considering whether to join a U.S.-led coalition in the Strait of Hormuz.

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.

What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
March 26, 2018

What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?

By Scott W. Harold
A closer look at Tokyo’s views on the agreement and their significance.
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