Fukushima Prefecture has announced plans to go 100 percent renewable by 2040, making it the most ambitious prefecture in Japan when it comes to the adoption of green technologies. Staff writer Alex Martin explains how this shift is playing out in the small town of Otama. Hosted by Oscar Boyd for The Japan Times.
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This podcast is part of The Japan Times’ series on the climate crisis. Read the full articles:
- Redefining Japan’s energy needs (Alex Martin)
- Tackling climate issues is key to the next decade (Masami Ito)
- Emergency on Japan’s lucky island (Jesse Chase-Lubitz and Oscar Boyd)
- Throwaway society: Rejecting a life consumed by plastic (Andrew McKirdy)
- Why aren’t more young people fighting climate change in Japan? (Ryusei Takahashi, The Japan Times)
- Living in Japan during a time of climate crisis (Jesse Chase-Lubitz, The Japan Times)
- Ambitious Zero Emission Tokyo plan wins praise, but begs for action (Ryusei Takahashi, The Japan Times)
- ‘Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy’ spells out capital’s plan to take on global climate crisis (Oscar Boyd, The Japan Times)
- Episode 35: Japan’s first climate emergency
- Episode 31: The youth climate movement in Japan is doing better than you think (Deep Dive)
- Episode 15: Japan — climate change leader or lagger? (Deep Dive)