Chisaki Watanabe

For Chisaki Watanabe's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan's mega-banks vie for top role as backers of clean energy

Jun 30, 2017

Japan's mega-banks vie for top role as backers of clean energy

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. and Mizuho Financial Group Inc. are in a neck-and-neck race to be the biggest lead arrangers of lending to the renewable energy industry in the first half of the year, highlighting the more active financing role for Japanese banks ...

Sun no longer shines on Japan's solar boom as subsidies wane

Jul 14, 2016

Sun no longer shines on Japan's solar boom as subsidies wane

Japan’s solar boom is beginning to falter.Until recently, the resource-poor nation has been one of the leading markets for photovoltaic (PV) units, helping to prop up an industry hurt by falling prices for the technology and policy changes. But four years after the introduction ...