January 17, 2023
Kishida’s 3 Dilemmas as G7 President
By Takahashi Kosuke
After his successful tour of 5 G-7 partners, Japan’s three main challenges are apparent: Russia, China, and nuclear weapons.
January 12, 2023
Japan’s Winter Energy Crunch Marks Return to Nuclear Power
By Thisanka Siripala
The country’s worsening energy supply shortage is seeing nuclear power play a greater role in its energy mix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.