The industry ministry has set up a council with members of the private sector to explore the issue, including how to secure a stable supply of the energy source.
For Junko Horiuchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan will likely have no choice but to stick to its current foreign policy since the next Cabinet will only have a year in office.
Japan has agreed with 68 countries to offer medical devices after securing ¥48 billion in coronavirus-related aid expenses in the extra budget for fiscal 2020.
If Japan and China can reach an agreement on reciprocal travel, the chairman of Asia's biggest online travel agency sees outbound travel spiking from pent-up demand.
The government has maintained a distant attitude about the crisis compared with countries such as France and India, according to residents and environmental groups.
As the summer vacation season arrives, many of Japan's hotels are betting that an emphasis on safety measures rather than low prices will be the best way to attract wary customers amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. As they seek to make up for lost sales ...
Pereric Hoegberg wants Japanese fathers to take a more active role in parenting.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, companies look to different ways of interviewing and hiring workers.
Nissan Motor Co.'s business downturn may be causing a costly delay in the global race toward new mobility technologies, analysts say.
Japan's approach to halting the coronavirus pandemic might seem to other nations around the world like it is very social, and not so distant. As communities from Milan to Melbourne find themselves compelled to hunker down in their homes, peeking through the curtains at a ...