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Jera’s Hekinan thermal power station in Hekinan, Aichi Prefecture
May 24, 2024
Jera warns of switching investment from Australia over lack of support
The lack of financial support for production of hydrogen and ammonia took some of the shine off Australia as a destination for Japanese investment.
JERA's Hekinan thermal power station in Aichi prefecture. JERA plans to invest in renewable energy and new fuels.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 16, 2024
JERA to invest $32 billion in LNG, renewables and new fuels
JERA plans to phase out inefficient coal-fired thermal power by fiscal year 2030.
A liquefied natural gas tanker arrives at a Tokyo Gas LNG terminal in Yokohama. Despite a decline in domestic gas demand, Japanese companies are looking to maintain their stake in overseas LNG markets, especially in Asia.
Apr 29, 2024
The double standard of Japan’s energy companies abroad
In Japan, energy companies like Tokyo Gas are striving to cut emissions. But overseas, they're shoring up LNG markets, making for a very different picture.
An ammonia tank at JERA's Hekinan thermal power station in Aichi Prefecture. JERA is looking to invest in hydrogen and ammonia projects in the Middle East.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 28, 2024
Japan’s JERA looks to invest in Middle East hydrogen projects
Some of the world’s biggest planned blue ammonia plants, which capture carbon dioxide emitted in the production process, are located in the Middle East.
Yukio Kani, chairman and global CEO of Jera
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 15, 2024
Japan’s top power producer Jera considers IPO to fund green push
The Tokyo-based company plans to develop 20 gigawatts of renewable generation capacity by fiscal 2035.
An ammonia tank at Jera's Hekinan thermal power station in Aichi Prefecture on March 13
Apr 1, 2024
Jera starts ammonia co-firing trial at coal power station
The power company said it is the world's first trial using a large amount of the gas at a major commercial plant.
An ammonia tank at JERA's Hekinan thermal power station in Aichi prefecture. JERA and Exxon Mobil will jointly work on a low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production project in the United States.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 25, 2024
JERA and Exxon to explore development of hydrogen and ammonia production project in U.S.
Exxon is developing what is expected to be the world's largest low-carbon hydrogen production plant at its Baytown Complex east of Houston in Texas.
Black smoke rises from Jera's Taketoyo Thermal Power Station in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, on Wednesday.
Feb 1, 2024
Jera to check two thermal power plants in Japan after fire
The firm will conduct inspections at the Hekinan facility in Aichi Prefecture and the Hitachi Naka plant in Ibaraki Prefecture.
Fire and smoke are seen at Jera's Taketoyo thermal power plant in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, following an explosion on Wednesday.
Jan 31, 2024
Explosion reported at thermal power plant in central Japan
According to firefighters, the explosion is believed to have occurred on the 13th floor of the plant.
A turbine generator at JERA's No. 2 coal-fired power unit at its Yokosuka plant in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Dec 23, 2023
JERA starts operating Yokosuka coal-fired plant ahead of schedule
The move comes despite mounting criticism over its continued use of power plants that are fired by the dirtiest fossil fuel.
JERA's coal-fired power plant in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, is under construction in 2021.
Oct 22, 2023
Japan sticks with climate solution that critics say is far from clean
The government hopes to use ammonia on a massive scale to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants, but environmentalists remain skeptical.
A Jera thermal power plant
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 6, 2023
Japan climate group calls for ban on top power firm's emission claims
The group says the ads may mislead consumers as Jera fails to mention that the ammonia the utility plans to use would emit CO2 during production.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 16, 2023
Japan plan to use ammonia for power could boost pollution tied to premature deaths
Burning ammonia releases fine particulate matter known as PM2.5, which has been linked to a range of conditions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 23, 2023
Japan's JERA to buy Belgium's top offshore wind company for $1.7 billion
JERA will add Parkwind's four offshore wind farms in Belgium and a new wind farm being built in Germany to its renewable portfolio through the deal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 27, 2022
Japan firms agree on long-term LNG deals with U.S. and Oman in fossil fuel reversal
The agreements, driven by high prices, mark a shift for importers that had been moving away from such deals, expecting a transition to cleaner energy sources to reduce gas demand.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 15, 2022
Jera to start new coal-fired power plant to ease Japan's electricity crunch
The move represents a rare example of a new coal power plant being built in a developed country, as many industrialized nations have been shutting down coal plants for years.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2022
Japan’s top power producer Jera makes bet on ammonia and hydrogen
The firm is also exporting its ambitions abroad, as it sees a potential to help some other countries, especially in Southeast Asia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 18, 2022
Japan’s top power producer seeks long-term clean ammonia deal
Much of ammonia is still produced by burning natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas, but there's anticipation that it could be made from cleaner energy in the future.
Japan Times
May 7, 2021
Japan's largest energy producer bets on ammonia and hydrogen for net zero
Obtaining vast amounts of ammonia is key to the 2050 emissions goal, but procuring only so-called green ammonia produced using renewable energy will be difficult.
Japan Times
Oct 13, 2020
Power firm JERA to shut inefficient coal-fired plants by 2030
The firm also said it aims to achieve net zero emissions of carbon dioxide by 2050.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan