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.
Apr 12, 2018
With permission from Smart Japan, a news site providing the latest information...
Apr 8, 2018
The Japanese government formulated on Dec. 26, 2017, a basic strategy for promo...
Mar 30, 2018
The February 2018 issue of the JFS Newsletter reported on a Japanese village's...
Renewable Energy from Fukushima to be Used at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Mar 25, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Japan Meteorological Agency Providing Monitored Information on Ocean Acidification Worldwide
Mar 22, 2018
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced on November 27, 2017, that it h...
Toyota Publishes Report on Hydrogen Use
Mar 19, 2018
As co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, Toyota Motor Corporation issued a statemen...
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Aims for Zero Emissions during Olympic Ceremonies by Using Carbon Credits
Mar 12, 2018
The Bureau of Environment of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on Oct...
Japanese Ministry Announces Follow-up Results of Climate Adaptation Measures
Feb 11, 2018
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced on October 11, 2017, that i...
World Greenhouse Gas Levels Reach New High in 2016
Jan 29, 2018
The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released the WMO an...
Japanese Railway Begins Biogas Production Using Food Waste from Station Buildings
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...

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