Category: Japan News Brief and Action Alert

Japanese Government Neglecting Climate As It Seeks to Bailout Ailing Tourist Industry
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Japanese Government Neglecting Climate As It Seeks to Bailout Ailing Tourist Industry

2020 was predicted to be a splendid year for tourism in Japan. Since Tokyo would be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the government had aimed to attract a record-high 40 million visitors. Even in January, hotels, ryokans, and airlines were eagerly rolling out promotional campaigns and preparing for an influx of travelers. However, as...

Japan’s Planned Relief Packages Lack Any Mention of Energy Transition
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Japan’s Planned Relief Packages Lack Any Mention of Energy Transition

The COVID-19 pandemic has become the defining global health crisis of our time, with deep social and economic implications in the years to come. The Bank of Japan has warned that it could plunge the country into deep economic stagnation. According to a survey carried out by Teikoku Databank (TDB), more than 10,000 Japanese businesses...

Japan is Moving Too Slowly in Efforts to Decarbonize the Energy Sector
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Japan is Moving Too Slowly in Efforts to Decarbonize the Energy Sector

In 2019, energy-related CO2 accounted for approximately 90% of Japan’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Under the Paris Agreement, Japan has committed itself to a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of reduction in GHG emissions compared to 2013 – 26% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. Eventually, it hopes to achieve net-zero emissions “as early as...

Extreme Weather Events Affect Japan
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Extreme Weather Events Affect Japan

During September and October, Japan was hit by two powerful typhoons, Faxai and Hagibis. Both were among the strongest storms to hit Kanto, a region in central Japan where Tokyo is located, in decades: the winds sped up to 225 km/h and rain approached to 1 meter within 24 hours in some places [1]. The...

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