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RENEWABLES

Masatoshi Akimoto at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Thursday
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 7, 2023
Scandal-hit ex-LDP member a major backer of renewable energy
Masatoshi Akimoto opposes building new nuclear reactors or replacing current ones, and has said that wind power in particular has much potential.
Officials from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office remove seized items from the office of Liberal Democratic Party Lower House lawmaker Masatoshi Akimoto in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture, on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 5, 2023
LDP lawmaker embroiled in bribery allegation leaves ruling party
Lower House member Masatoshi Akimoto quit the ruling party in the wake of allegations that he accepted bribes from a wind power company.
Officials of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office raid Lower House member Masatoshi Akimoto's office in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture, on Friday.
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2023
Bribery claims push Japan vice foreign minister to quit
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Masatoshi Akimoto is suspected of having received bribes amounting to tens of millions of yen from a wind-power company.
Danish ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen hopes for a "ketchup effect" in the development of Japan's offshore wind potential.
ENVIRONMENT
Jul 27, 2023
Unlocking Japan's offshore wind potential requires change in mindset
While Japan has made progress in expanding its offshore wind power, Denmark’s ambassador to Japan says that the pace of change is still too slow.
A wind turbine stands next to solar panels at a Banpu Power solar plant in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Jul 25, 2023
Wind, solar and EVs offer Japan cheapest net zero climate path
In contrast to its G7 peers, Japan is still considering climate policies that extend the life of coal and gas-fired plants.
The engine of a Toyota Motor's Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2023
Taxi firm’s hydrogen cell experience highlights fuel’s pitfalls
It’s not that there’s anything wrong specifically with the cars, good looking midsized sedans with Lexus-level luxury. Rather, it’s the high cost of hydrogen.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 23, 2023
World’s biggest wind power projects are in crisis just when world needs them most
Costs for materials and services have spiked, while rising interest rates make it more expensive for developers and utility companies to take on debt.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 23, 2023
G20 bloc fails to reach agreement on cutting fossil fuels
Scientists and campaigners are exasperated by international bodies' foot-dragging on action to curb global warming.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 15, 2023
Solar farms out at sea are clean energy’s next breakthrough
Solar panels at sea, though costly and difficult to install, are a potential advance in the sector that would help land-constrained regions accelerate a transition away from fossil fuels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jul 11, 2023
As demand for rare metals rises, rush to mine seabed prompts calls for moratorium
Governments are racing to obtain a secure supply of critical minerals for low-carbon technologies, but have also made major commitments to protect nature.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 6, 2023
Spain wants to be a green energy hub, but risks moving too fast
Trailing only the United States, Spain is home to almost one in every five strategic hydrogen projects around the world.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 3, 2023
Advances in solar panel technology set to squeeze silver supply
The precious metal, in paste form, provides a conductive layer on the front and the back of silicon solar cells, and newer cells may need up to twice as much per watt of power generated.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2023
Japan stops accepting bids in second round of offshore wind power tender
Japan's offshore wind power market is set to grow as the government aims to install up to 10 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2023
EU envoy praises Hokkaido's 'smart approach' as leaders eye green opportunities
When Prime Minister Fumio Kishida travels to Brussels in July, renewable energy and a green transformation will be on the agenda as the two sides move to increase their cooperation.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 30, 2023
With plenty of clean energy, Brazil aims for green hydrogen export market
The South American country is poised to take advantage of the moment as global demand for green hydrogen is on the verge of major growth.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 29, 2023
China on track to blow past Xi’s clean power goal five years early
China already installed 61.2 gigawatts of solar power between January and May.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / EXPLAINER
Jun 27, 2023
Why the wind power industry has hit turbulence
While industry has grown quickly over the past two decades, it still faces various hurdles that must be overcome.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 27, 2023
A second life for EV batteries? Depends how long the first is.
Demand for used batteries for storage is likely to soar as intermittent renewable energy takes on a bigger role.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 23, 2023
Heat waves put Asia's renewable power fleet to the test
Temperatures in parts of the region rose above 40 degrees Celsius in late April, earlier than usual, causing widespread infrastructure damage and power outages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 22, 2023
Cosmo Energy wins investor approval for 'poison pill' against activist
The approval marks the second such vote on a poison pill in Japan that excludes an investor, in a practice some governance experts say could deter shareholder activism.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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