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March 13, 2018

Toward Community Solutions for Renewable Energy
Lessons from Obama Hot Springs

Japan’s numerous hot springs offer rich potential for the development of renewable energy, but only if developers learn to work ...

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December 04, 2017

Stop Gambling with the Bluefin’s Survival

Senior Fellow Masayuki Komatsu rebukes the Japanese government for caving in to the demands of the domestic fishing industry and ...

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June 22, 2017

Fisheries Management and Restoration Strategies in Chesapeake Bay

As the largest estuary in the United States with many productive fisheries, Chesapeake Bay offers a model for understanding the ...

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June 18, 2017

Tsukiji Compromise Ignores Need for Wholesale Reform

On June 20, after months of wrangling over relocation of the Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike announced her ...

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December 26, 2016

The Paris Agreement and Japan’s Energy Risks

The world is making a dynamic shift to clean energy sources, with the Paris Agreement entering into force just a ...

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September 29, 2016

Breaking Free of Dependence on Rare Earths
China’s Resource Nationalism Spawns Alternative Technologies

The ban China effectively imposed on exports of rare earths over a diplomatic row with Japan has had the unintended ...

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June 15, 2011

Protecting Our Land from a Post-Quake Fire Sale

In the wake of the March 11 disaster, Japan's precious land resources are more vulnerable than ever, as policymakers seek ...

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February 17, 2011

Fears Growing over Land Grabs

In late January, the Tokyo Foundation issued a policy proposal on reforming Japan’s land ownership system to better reflect the ...

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December 03, 2010

Reframing the Japan–Russia Relationship: A Report from the Valdai Club

At the seventh meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club last September, the author took advantage of a rare opportunity for ...

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March 15, 2010

Russia’s Energy Resources and East Asian Security

Russia is rich in energy resources, especially in natural gas, and it is increasingly leveraging such assets into diplomatic clout. ...

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