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Shell CEO Wael Sawan attends the China Development Forum 2023 in Beijing on March 25. At an investor day in June, Sawan outlined plans to slow investment in renewables and low-carbon business as part of a strategy to boost returns.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 28, 2023
Shell CEO faces pressure from within over renewables commitment
Employees have issued a rare open letter to Wael Sawan after he outlined plans to slow investment in renewables in a strategy to boost returns.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 17, 2023
Shell challenged on climate goals after fossil fuel investment boost
High profile investors, including the U.K.'s top asset manager, are pushing the oil giant to divest from assets that are thwarting emissions targets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 10, 2023
U.K. bans ‘misleading’ fossil fuel ads that overemphasize renewables
All of the campaigns targeted by the U.K. authorities emphasize the oil companies’ ambitions on renewable energy but fail to mention their sizeable carbon footprints.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 4, 2022
Russia's Gazprom to get 50% of Sakhalin-2 LNG project replacement entity
Mitsui and Mitsubishi, which hold a combined 22.5% stake in the project, said separately that they are examining details of the new entity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 16, 2022
Japan aims to maintain stakes in Russia's Sakhalin-2 energy project
Under the plan, Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Corp. would keep 12.5% and 10% stakes, respectively, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's order that tightens Moscow's grip on the project.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 2, 2022
Russia’s move on Sakhalin-2 gas plant intensifies competition for fuel
Russia's move to reshuffle ownership of the project may constrict global markets even more by pushing Japan to compete with Europe for alternative sources of supply.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2022
Putin’s swoop on Sakhalin-2 gas plant could force Shell and Japan firms out
Firms have one month to say whether they'll take stakes in the new company, and those who opt out may not be fully compensated, the statement said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2022
Japan to phase out Russian oil use but remain in Sakhalin energy projects
The ban 'in principle' on Russian oil imports is expected to come in stages, and is expected to have limited effect on Japan's supplies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 22, 2022
China's interest in Shell's Russian gas stake adds impetus for Japan to stay
Exiting Russian LNG projects would force Japan to source replacement fuel from the already tight spot market, threatening to boost prices that are trading near record-high levels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 7, 2022
Mitsubishi to work with Shell in producing green hydrogen
The plan is expected to create 400,000 tons of green hydrogen, a type of renewable energy that does not produce carbon dioxide, annually by 2030.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 9, 2022
Future turns dark for Russia’s oil industry
With short-term turmoil for the Russian oil industry a given at this point, the long-term future of an industry which bankrolls a large portion of the government budget has turned cloudy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 2, 2022
Trading houses Mitsui and Mitsubishi to study Shell's exit from Sakhalin 2 gas project
The Japanese firms said Tuesday they will consult with the government to assess the British oil major's planned exit from its flagship oil and natural gas business in eastern Russia.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Sep 16, 2021
'Ghost in the Shell' goes big with Imax release
It has been 26 years since Mamoru Oshii's futuristic animated thriller “Ghost in the Shell” came into our lives and it still offers new surprises on renewed viewings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 1, 2021
Shell targets power trading and hydrogen in climate drive
Shell and its European rivals are seeking new business models to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 19, 2021
Big Oil’s flagship plastic waste project sinks on the Ganges
The failure is a sign that the industry is falling short of its targets to curb an increase in waste, two environmental groups say.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Nov 26, 2020
'Anime Architecture' brings out the beauty in the details
Stefan Riekeles' book puts a spotlight on the background work that informs the ambience of anime's intricate worlds.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 15, 2020
COVID-19 is big oil’s asteroid strike
The world in which they thrived was changing, threatening their future health. But the outbreak's impact has accelerated that process.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 20, 2020
Canada's indigenous lead climate charge with rail blockade over pipeline plan, put Trudeau in a bind
Canadian indigenous groups are leading the charge against fossil-fuel development in a country with the world's third-largest proven oil reserves, using rail blockades as leverage and putting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a bind.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 10, 2019
Idemitsu to unify gas station branding with Showa Shell to take on JXTG
Idemitsu Kosan Co. aims to unify its gas station branding with that of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. after the business integration of the two major oil wholesalers in April, according to Idemitsu Kosan President Shunichi Kito.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 22, 2019
Companies slow to disclose financial costs of climate change, Moody's says
U.S. and European companies in polluting industries rarely disclose the financial risks they face related to climate change even though a global task force called on them to do so two years ago, according to Moody's Investors Service.

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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