Sumiko Takeuchi

For Sumiko Takeuchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Is there a future for nuclear power in Japan?

Business | INSIDER REPORT Jul 16, 2019

Is there a future for nuclear power in Japan?

This is the third in a series of reports on Japan's energy policy. Nuclear power has been considered quite beneficial in every aspect of the so-called 3E's (energy security, economy and environment) of energy policy. But the damage from nuclear accidents can be catastrophic, in addition ...

Building toward large-scale use of renewable energy in Japan

Business | INSIDER REPORT Jul 8, 2019

Building toward large-scale use of renewable energy in Japan

The Paris agreement has accelerated worldwide momentum for strengthening global warming countermeasures. As most greenhouse gas emissions come from energy consumption, key measures to check global warming are saving energy through efficient use and transitioning to low carbon energy. For example, better fuel efficiency would ...

Japan's energy policies at a critical juncture

Business | INSIDER REPORT Jul 1, 2019

Japan's energy policies at a critical juncture

Japan's energy policies are at a big turning point. Due to the unforeseeable future of the energy business, utility companies have yet to embark on drastic reform. Despite the fact that irreversible, inevitable and diverse social change is underway simultaneously, the government has been ...