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How Will Tokyo’s Solar Panel Mandate Handle Allegations of Forced Labor in China?
September 19, 2022

How Will Tokyo’s Solar Panel Mandate Handle Allegations of Forced Labor in China?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Tokyo’s metropolitan government is requiring new construction to use solar panels, but the industry’s reliance on parts from Xinjiang poses a thorny moral dilemma.

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.
Climate Change Is a Test for Asia’s Tech Titans
August 23, 2021

Climate Change Is a Test for Asia’s Tech Titans

By Xueying Wu
As extreme weather intensifies, companies like Samsung, Toshiba, and Alibaba must commit to renewable energy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Japan’s Utilities Fight Back Against Renewable Energy
October 01, 2014

Japan’s Utilities Fight Back Against Renewable Energy

By Clint Richards
While clean energy production is surging, the national grid is unable to cope.
Japan’s Nuclear Power Quagmire
September 26, 2014

Japan’s Nuclear Power Quagmire

By Clint Richards
A mixture of government reassurances, cajoling and bad alternatives. Weekend Japanese energy links.

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