Energy / Climate Change

Japan's energy policies have been in flux since the huge earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 shook the very foundations of Japan’s energy supply. All nuclear plants were shut down, and power generation from fossil fuels skyrocketed. Business and local initiatives gave renewables a huge boost. Now talk of restarting nuclear plants is gaining momentum. Meanwhile, we need to address climate change, brought on by overuse of fossil fuels. Read here for updates on energy- and climate-related efforts by governments, industry and citizens.
Feb 11, 2018
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced on October 11, 2017, that i...
Jan 29, 2018
The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released the WMO an...
Jan 20, 2018
East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) announced on March 7, 2017, that it has entere...
Washable, Ultra-thin Organic Solar Cell Developed by Japanese Scientists
Jan 16, 2018
A group of scientists from RIKEN, a comprehensive chemical institute in Japan, ...
Actions Toward 100% Renewable Energy in Japan
Jan 12, 2018
The ISO Student Committee at Tokyo City University held its 19th Environment I...
Science Council of Japan Releases Policy Recommendation:
Jan 9, 2018
The Science Council of Japan released on August 24, 2017, the deliberation res...
2017 Green Power Work Shop to Train Personnel for Local Green Power Businesses
Dec 18, 2017
The Green Power Work Shop, a business school organized by the Agency of Natural...
Global Stagnation Projected on Crop Yield Increase under Climate Change Development, Diffusion of Adaptation Technology Now More Important
Dec 8, 2017
Japanese Institutions, including the Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences ...
Sustainable Community Building in Shimokawa: Recycling-Oriented Forest Management Enabling Permanent Use of Forest Resources
Nov 30, 2017
Introduction Japan has entered an era of population decline. While young peopl...
NEDO and IHI Conduct World's First Trials of 100 kW Ocean Current Power Generation System
Nov 29, 2017
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and IH...
TMG Sewerage Bureau Aims to Make Tokyo a 'Smart Energy City'
Nov 20, 2017
Sewage systems play an important role in making our lives safe and comfortable...
Takenaka Achieves Zero-Energy Retrofit on Own Building while in Operation, First in Japan
Oct 25, 2017
Takenaka Corp., a leading Japanese construction company, announced on May 17, 2...
Ministry Formulates Basic Strategies to Promote Japanese Environmental Infrastructure Overseas
Oct 18, 2017
Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on July 25, 2017, that it had dra...

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